Standing in a Safe Place

HUMANITY'S appreciation of safety, and its resistance to forces that threaten safety, point to the intuitive realization that safety is a natural heritage of man. Indeed, the Scriptures affirm that God made man in His image, to express Him; so that man's safety is found in his inseparable unity with Deity. It follows that for one to maintain the true sense of at-one-ment with God, unchanging good, is truest self-preservation. Yet how often we see people looking for safety in all directions but the right one!

Not in human fear and flight is safety to be found. Said Job, "The thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me." Fear is caused by the belief that evil is real and powerful. It is based on false personal sense, the illusion of being separate from God. It is plain that the very nature of material sense is limitation, mesmerizing humanity into submission to limits upon its safety, capabilities, and existence. Selfish personal sense is so centrary to one's real being that Jesus declared, "He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." Then, should we not intelligently find safety in turning from the dangerous cherishing of personal sense, and from the mesmerism of fear, into the harmony gained through learning and living the Godlikeness that is the fact of our being? God is Love and Truth. The way of safety will always be the way by which we manifest more of Truth and Love, no matter what selfish personal sense may argue.

Helping World Conditions
April 22, 1939

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