"The maximum of good"

Among the meaningful Bible events is that concerning the rich young man who, kneeling before him, saluted Christ Jesus with, "Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?"

The Master, spiritually endowed to read quickly and correctly the thoughts of men, and to guide those thoughts aright, must have perceived that this salutation was not a meaningless compliment; also, that it was not so much the recognition of divine good, as a mark of respect for Jesus, for one who was benevolent, gracious, and highly endowed.

Jesus, forever conscious of the divine nature, beheld God as omnipresent and omniactive good, and man's Christlike selfhood he beheld as the son and perfect likeness of omnipresent, all-embracing good. This permanent divine relationship between God and man, the Master never lost sight of. Therefore, no doubt to aid the rich man in lifting his consciousness above a vacillating, human sense of good to a diviner sense, he said, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God."

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Right Workers
February 28, 1942

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