Signs of the Times

Topic: Guidance

[From the Colonist, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada]

There is no sense of direction that points the way to higher development of character than the quest for truth. There must be ultimate truth or else the whole world is irrational and life has neither meaning nor purpose. It is the conviction that there is truth that makes people strive to fathom its content and meaning; then life for them becomes a great adventure, and in the quest there are developed purity of heart and faithfulness in purpose. Three of the greatest virtues are loyalty, sacrifice, and love; the two former are inspired by the latter, and without all three faith in the spiritual meaning of life is impossible. With faith throughout all experience the believer goes on seeking, searching, questioning, and examining, and becomes more conscious all the time of an evergrowing brilliance of revelation which governs conduct and inspires character.

The supreme need, to end muddled thinking among humanity, is that sense of direction that means loyalty to the kingdom of God. It is that that will bring righteousness, spiritual ideals and purposes, mercy, truth, and love. "In Him all things hold together." ... Where men live in His power, they will live in harmony one with another; they will revaluate their world in the light of eternal realities; they will attain that wisdom which implies the art of true living, for they will have probed a secret which makes them masters of life as they reckon the worth of things in the balance of everlasting truth. It is this way of living that is the solution of the agelong problem of the many and the one. It gives validity at all times and in all contingencies to conviction in the everlasting resurrections of His love.

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August 19, 1939

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