Making progress: getting the nourishment we need

More important than a well-stocked pantry is the spiritual truth that sustains us.

Recently I had to think about what real progress and learning are. As a result, I turned to the Bible. One thing I saw over and over again was that in the Bible learning or elevating thought is compared metaphorically to eating. In the last book of the New Testament, the apostle's vision is of an angel with a little book in his hand, who tells the apostle to eat it up. Another wonderful symbol is the tree of life. The book of Revelation says that all who overcome may eat of it.

And, of course, Christ Jesus in one of his Beatitudes gives us the clear instruction that one food in particular should interest us. He says, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."

Gaining a better understanding of God
December 28, 1992

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