Unlimited companionship

True companionship is oneness with God.

Yearning for the company of mortal persons or material things may weaken our consciousness of the reality of God's presence. Many forms of experimentation—premarital and extramarital relationships, use of hallucinogenic drugs, displaying the body in a sensual manner—are products of this search for satisfaction in matter. The results are illustrated in a scriptural allegory: Adam's need for human companionship resulted in his dropping into a sleep or dream state. The separation of man into two persons during the dream is depicted as precipitating Adam's downfall and the sinful history of mankind. But as mankind awakes from the influence of the dream and recognizes man as God's image, or idea, more harmony, peace, and joy become apparent, as well as more satisfying friendships.

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