Only one choice

Students, homemakers, laborers, business people—we all need to make individual choices. Collectively (as committees, churches, governments, or nations) we also face choices. What direction should I go in my career or other activities? What course should governments take? What policy should one's own country develop and pursue in relation to established countries and developing nations? How should my church serve the community?

At many levels, the need to make intelligent choices is pressing. All too often, the knowledge necessary for making these decisions does not seem adequate, and people appear to be floundering on a sea of circumstance.

And what about the times we are called upon to choose between caring and indifference, honesty and expediency, love and anger, unselfishness and self-indulgence, strength and weakness, forgiveness and vengefulness? Which do we choose? Are our choices always consistent? Even more subtle are the choices between sickness and health, poverty and abundance, incompetence and ability, stupidity and intelligence, passivity and activity.

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Solve your problem from a spiritual basis
June 13, 1983

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