"Get with" God

A small child is walking beside his mother along a busy street where crowds of people are coming and going and cars are speeding past, horns blaring and brakes screeching. Yet, despite the pandemonium, the child looks up trustingly into his mother's face, holds fast to her hand, and walks on in complete serenity. He knows that his mother is with him, and having this realization, he is undisturbed.

Just as a child can be unafraid if he knows his mother is with him, so we too can be unafraid, assured that our Father-Mother God is always with us. Why don't we always feel the sweet assurance of God's presence with us? Because we do not always entertain the pure, innocent quality of thought that reveals His presence. If we would know that God is with us, we must be with Him in the spirituality of our thoughts and acts. We cannot expect to be conscious that God is with us if we walk in ways that deny His presence. Dishonesty, envy, hatred, lust, resentment—these are paths that lead away from God. Therefore we cannot afford to walk in them

Young people today use an expression that means to come into accord with a certain form of thought or action. They say, "Get with it." If someone does not "dig their music," for example, he needs to "get with it." If he does not understand their terminology, they may request him to "get with it." Their meaning becomes clear when one "gets with it."

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Explorers of Mind
February 15, 1969

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