Useful man: a helpful concept for youth

Man's real being is never useless or inactive. Large-scale youth unemployment during this time of apparent global recession is an acute reminder of the world's need to discern man's real identity as the reflection of Spirit.

Man springs from Spirit as divine idea, purposeful and active. Man doesn't really begin life helpless and slowly work up to full usefulness. He is conceived perfect in Mind and remains perfect. Man is useful because he is God's representation, expressing the infinite capacities of Mind, the unlimited scope of Life, the unrestricted vigor of Soul.

The real man's employment, then, doesn't hang precariously on conditions of material belief. Instead it flows perpetually from Mind. These words that Isaiah describes God as saying of Israel can be seen as applying to man: "I have created him for my glory, I have formed him." Isa. 43:7;

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