Man's destiny: bioengineered or divinely evolved?

How do we find the answer? By learning about our real beginnings and our true destination.

On a recent long-distance flight I was seated next to seven-year-old Brad. Brad—according to his mother, who sat on the other side of him—was an only child, hyperactive, and believed the world revolved around him. It began to look like a very long flight.

Brad immediately began making demands on all those around him, skillfully acting out the part of "the problem child." He constantly pulled down and replaced his tray table—with a loud bang. He wiggled, squirmed, and hit the back of the seat in front of him with his feet.

I began to feel sorry for myself, and even more so for the individual seated in front of him. As I turned my thoughts to God, however, I quickly realized that I didn't need to wish I could magically change Brad into someone he wasn't. What I could do was change my merely human perception of him. I could reject the false, material résumé I'd drawn up of him and respond to his true spiritual identity as God's child—the very representative of divine Love.

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GERMAN PROGRAM NO. 20 God, our true Parent
March 13, 1989

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