When we like the status quo ... and when we don't

Some things you wish would stay just the way they are forever. Perhaps it's a job that not only pays the rent but is actually enjoyable. Maybe there's an official on the city council doing an outstanding job, someone you hope never leaves. Or maybe you live in an ideal neighborhood and would never dream of moving away.

When things are steady, when we feel happy and secure in what we're doing, when something in our lives seems just "perfect," is there anything wrong with wanting to leave things just the way they are?

The desire to have and to keep what's truly good—that is, the good that comes from God—isn't wrong at all. It's quite natural, in fact. As God's child, as His image and likeness, man not only naturally and rightly loves good but always has the good he needs. That's because the source of all good— God, divine Love—is ever present and ever providing for His expression, man. The good He provides is spiritual and perfect because God is Spirit and perfect.

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Murder prevention and the Sixth Commandment
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