Look Up!

The material outlook in many parts of the world today seems dismal indeed in its presentations of insufficiency and inharmony. Disagreement among nations, uncoordinated relations between races, intolerance among social groups, and rebellion in families— all are causing concern to men whose scope of thought is universal rather than local or personal.

Consideration of these problems from an entirely human standpoint of correction, even though impelled by benevolence, may result in ameliorative, but seldom curative, action. It is not conditions so much as concepts that stand in primary need of change, and this change can be properly made only through reeducation carried on from a spiritual standpoint. The world's hunger for betterment can be fed only through spiritually-based action.

When Christ Jesus was confronted with the urgent necessity of providing food for about five thousand people who had followed him into a desert place, he turned to his immediate disciples and, with the simplicity of absolute spiritual conviction, asked them to take care of the situation. Their reply was, "We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people." Luke 9:13; It is obvious from these words that the disciples gathered their limited information from a material outlook, and the information was as erroneous as the outlook. But how different was their Master's consideration of the problem!

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The Work That Rests Us
July 15, 1967

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