"The Spirit of adoption"

Even in their own homes many human beings feel oppressed by a nameless loneliness which no human companionship can fully solace. Whether in want or in luxury, some have the sense of being adrift, unwanted. They may even be conscious of an undefined, mute longing for what St. Paul touchingly describes as "the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." In God's creation none are superfluous, none are forgotten, because infinite Love, with its infinite tenderness, enfolds and cherishes every spiritual offspring.

In order then to feel within himself the blessed adoption of Spirit, the human being must learn that he has the divine right and ability to express the qualities of Spirit and to cease expressing evil. His character and his daily life must give evidence of his sincere desire for spiritual adoption. On page 183 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy says, "Asserting a selfhood apart from God, is a denial of man's spiritual sonship: for it claims another father."

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October 22, 1932

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