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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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Realizing your full potential
Rewards from an honest look within
Ralph W. Emerson
Finding time by finding peace
Suzanne B. Soule
Don't gamble with your integrity
Harriet Barry Schupp
No other gods
Allison H. DeMarkles
Joanne Forman Otto
My little adventure
Deborah D. Totterdale
Murder prevention and the Sixth Commandment
Barbara M. Vining
From a very young age I resisted many of the attitudes prevalent...
Ada Maria M. Barrionuevo
I was called to active duty in the Army in March 1943, during...
Russell E. Wright
One day when I was waiting for the bus my eye started to...
Lindsey Clifford with contributions from Janell C. Clifford