A Direct Path

It is obvious that the shortest path one can take to an objective is a straight line. This is as true metaphysically as it is materially. The first step to take in seeking a straight path in life is to decide where we want to go. Without a distinct objective we lack a sense of direction and are likely to wander around aimlessly. A well-defined objective gives us the sense of direction we need. And when this objective is truly spiritual, we can be sure of God's assistance.

No one ever had a better sense of direction than Christ Jesus. He understood that real, immortal life in Spirit was the truth of his being, and he went straight toward it. This involved two things— the putting off of the material sense of existence—mortality—and the actual demonstration of the spiritual sense of life—immortality. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6; He also said, "Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matt. 7:14;

A Universal Need—Guidance
May 3, 1969

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