The Divine Purpose

The purpose of a broom is to sweep, to keep the house clean. But someone has to wield the broom.

Our purpose in life is to do good, to try to make the world a better place because we have lived in it. And that which really motivates man is the ever-present, ever-active Principle, divine Love. Love is the Mind, the Life, of man and of the infinite universe. But we constantly must be alert in knowing that we are animated by divine Love. Just as laziness could keep a broom from being used for the purpose for which it was made, so selfishness and other false qualities keep one from the true purpose in life, which is doing good.

Sometimes people wonder why they are here, what their purpose in life is. There was one who knew why he was here and what his purpose in life was. This was Christ Jesus, who at the age of twelve years said he must be about his Father's business. He said that God was his Father and that God was Spirit. He truly identified himself as individual spiritual man, God's beloved child. He proved that Love is the divine Principle and that Life is all-harmonious Spirit. He was a true witness.

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Self-discipline and Sharing
January 25, 1969

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