Saturday, 27 December 2008

Weekly Quote 41

Each man will have to bear his own load - (Gal 6:5)
I remain true to God's expression in me

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In the world there appears to be a great many people, but each is the expression of the One; each is the one-and-only "Son" (or Daughter). This is why we must love each other and also why we cannot dissolve our own responsibilities in the activities of any group. The light that shines forth from some may encourage and guide us, but we each have to fulfil the unique expression that our heavenly Father seeks through us.

Within us each is the desire for worldly recognition and acclaim, and often we try to excel according to some worldly prototype. In so doing we inevitably stifle God's expression. It can become a very painful experience for some to come to terms with their own deep longings. Often they feel guilty, even ashamed. But this is their Divine starting point, that of which the Master says "It is (there) that the works of God may be made manifest."

So today accept and give thanks for what you are and resolve to turn it to good account, to glorify your Father in your own unique way, the way God established for you from the beginning.

The Path of Truth Vol. 55, No. 1 page 36.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Weekly Quote 40

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children - (Eph 5:1)
I go forth confidently as the child of God

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The philosopher Kant, quite early in his lone but monumental quest to show that man may claim true knowledge about his world, accepted that it is futile to try to prove that God exists. Instead, he took conscience as sufficient proof of God's presence in us. A deeply pious man all his life, he resolved that we must simply live as if God was real and so take hold of God's reality in our lives.
The Master states this truth so simply: "I am in the Father and the Father in me. We must work the works of Him Who sent me, while it is day." We cannot see God from afar - we uncover Him within us as we attune to Him in mind, heart, word and deed. As we "imitate" God, so does He become actual for us. The answer to those who sneer that we live in a fool's paradise is in our "works", the way we live our lives. There is God made manifest for all to see. What we could not prove beforehand, we prove by demonstration.

So unclutter your consciousness about the reality of God and step forth confidently and lovingly as the child who inherits His kingdom.

The Path of Truth Vol. 53, No. 5 page 297.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Weekly Quote 39

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from Him - (Ps 62:5)
I keep mind and heart open that Good may flow

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It is great progress along our path of Truth when we are able to leave our needs and problems in God's hands. It is even greater progress when we resist our tendency to go back to see whether God has attended to them.

The unfolding of Good in our lives needs the channels in our minds and hearts to be open. We achieve this by cheerfully getting on with our lives and stilling our tendency to return to our problems. Simple affirmations like "Peace, be still" or "It is done," repeated as often as necessary, will help us. Even simpler is the orthodox ending to prayer, "Amen", which means "So be it."

Do not think that prayerful supplication is your main task in Truth, for God knows what you need. The great task is to accept that God is Good alone and that He longs to express Himself through you as your highest good.

The Path of Truth Vol. 55, No. 5 page 300.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Weekly Quote 38

The day shall dawn upon us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness - (Lk 1:78,79)
I open myself to Wisdom and Power

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History books tell of the apparent achievements of people and nations, yet in reality it is like a stirring of the pot of humanity, with some elements rising briefly to the top and others sinking to the bottom, with apparent progress in one area matched by regress in another. Utopias are never reached but always humanity hopes the future will bring improvement.

The only true change and upliftment that can take place in man and his world arises invisibly in the hearts and minds of individuals as they open themselves to eternal Self. From the beginning God-as-man longs to come into expression. Heaven longs to come on earth.

So, if you would see true progress in your life, and thereby a positive contribution to your world, unleash Wisdom and Power within you. Do this through trust. Incorporate your natural Partner in your daily affairs, step back from wilfulness, be ever open to guidance in matters great and small. Behold Light where before there was darkness.

The Path of Truth Vol. 54, No. 5 page 287.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Weekly Quote 37

You have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much - (Mt 25:21)
With joy I do my Father's works

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In the materialist world of size and quantity we quickly forget how important we each are, that we are each the Son, each the microcosm of All-in-all. Unfoldment of the Good laid in me personally fulfils the purpose of all Creation.

It brings new perspective on our lives when we understand that the hunger and thirst for right-ness that we feel is an urge that permeates everything. Let your prayer be "Father within me, I do this for You. My happiness is expression of Your infinite joy."

Today look upon your worldly tribulations as areas that God would have you enter and illuminate on His behalf. You experience the fear. You stand firm and see the shadows dissolve. You feel joy and gratitude. But all the time it is God's works that you do. His the means whereby you do them, and His fulfilment that you experience.

The Path of Truth Vol. 56, No. 1 page 32.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Weekly Quote 36

He who planted the ear, does He not hear? - (Ps 94:9)
Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me

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The division of God's kingdom into "heaven" and "earth" causes even the faithful to see God as somehow removed from them. They speak to their Father but are not sure whether He hears or is really concerned about their needs. Because they are unsure, they keep on speaking, and take His apparent non-response as proof that He is indeed far away.

There can be no question that God hears. Indeed, He hears us before we have spoken because our needs and desires are truly His stirrings for fulfilment in us. No, the trouble is that we wait for the reply instead of accepting it as already given, and we hesitate to go forth in trust. Your Father loves you intimately. You are of His very Love-substance. Your speaking and asking serves to define the moment for yourself.

The Master again and again affirms your heavenly Father's affection: "What man of you, if his son asks him for a loaf, will give him a stone?"

The Path of Truth Vol. 52, No. 2 page 99.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Weekly Quote 35

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also - (Mt 6:21)
My heart leads me to fulfilment of true Self

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It is sadly true that many people feel ashamed of their own character. They feel awkward when others quiz them about their achievements and steer attention away from themselves. There is something in life that interests them but they feel it is insignificant, even unworthy. Seldom do they acknowledge it as true Self calling within them.

We should pay more attention to the call of the heart for it beckons us towards fulfilment, which is the treasure of the Kingdom. Courage and faith take us there. As we draw near we know it has been worthwhile. The safety and comfort we have forfeited is as nothing to the joy we now feel.

Do not be afraid to make big changes in your life. While you follow true Self you cause no harm to anyone. Your highest duty is to fulifill that for which you came into expression.

The Path of Truth Vol. 54, No. 2 page 105.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Weekly Quote 34

Take My yoke upon you ... and you will find rest for your souls - (Mt 11:29)
Inevitably I arrive at faith

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The leap from self to God has ever daunted man. What we have may be less than satisfactory, but at least we are familiar with it. What we may find in God is unknown - perhaps we will be worse off. With wry understanding of human nature the Master depicts our vision of commitment as a "yoke". Henceforth, we imagine, we will carry a burden.

But faith is not a sudden-death choice. To arrive at faith we have to mature through several stages of consciousness. The little leaven has to do its work in us. Throughout our development our trust is confirmed until finally it becomes certainty. Never, never, does God let us down. As our trust transforms into knowledge an indescribable peace settles upon us. We have discovered true Self.

Faith is not merely something we must achieve - it is a condition that God desires to express. In some way and for some reason - we know not why - Mind needs to pour out into time and space and matter, into what we call the world.

The Path of Truth Vol. 53, No. 3 page 156.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Weekly Quote 33

The Truth will make you free - (Jn 8:32)
I give and forgive because in God alone is my wholeness

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Why do we cling to resentment? It is because we believe someone has taken away some of the substance of our wellbeing. They "have" something of ours, be it material, or merely moral - like some of our dignity - and until we get it back we cannot be whole.

But God is Wholeness. He cannot be chipped. No fragments of Him lie somewhere else. And He would have you know and experience this. In Wholeness is your imagined loss instantly restored. Your substance never "came" from anywhere and cannot "go" anywhere. It always was, always IS.

So you must forgive those who harm you. Until you do, you imprison yourself in a dark cell, away from substance and light. You must give of yourself, for this is an essential activity of faith. It says "Hereby do I prove that God is the endless Source of all I could ever need."

The Path of Truth Vol. 53, No. 2 page 112.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Weekly Quote 32

Do not be conformed to this world but be transferred
by the renewal of your mind - (Rom 12:2)
I open myself to the true Source of life

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Daily a small voice deep within us calls on us to do things differently. We may experience it as niggling disappointment with all that is familiar. Sometimes we may become downright irritated by our environment, and even find ourselves lashing out at people and circumstances. Then truly we know we must do something about it.

Your mind is like a radio receiver in relation to universal Mind, it is capable of receiving and articulating vastly more thoughts. There is no need to keep tuned into the same old programs. Start looking radically at yourself and at your life. Those who love you and depend on you will still love and support you if you make positive changes.

The very fabric of your body is continually being replaced, offering you new health and vigour if you will accept it. Be prepared today to let go of the past with all its staleness. Let yesterday's person die. What wells-up within you now is free of constraints for it originates in the true Source of life deeply within you.

The Path of Truth Vol. 55, No. 4 page 221.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Weekly Quote 31

Not even in Israel have I found such faith - (Mt 8:10)
Every man and woman is the child of God

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The story of Jesus-Christ contains many accounts of Divine healing and reconciliation involving people who were not Jews, nor even his followers. It was their faith, their trust alone that fulfilled God's Law. Herein is a great lesson in religious tolerance. It places the relationship between man and God above religion.

Truth reaches out to the reasoning faculty in all people, their ability to think as well as feel. It is intense feelings that generally bedevil religious divisions, while reason shows that there is much in common among the great religions of the world and their modern offshoots - One Divine Creator, a human figure or figures who represent or exemplify God's law, the ever present Spirit of God permeating man and all his experience.

Our acceptance of God's presence in all people, and of their ways of realising this, is more than mere tolerance; our acceptance itself fulfils the spiritual law of Oneness - of God's supremacy in all things.

The Path of Truth Vol. 50, No. 3 page 158.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Weekly Quote 30

Each shall receive his own reward according to his own labour - (1 Cor 3:8)
In doing what I can for others, I serve in love

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It is good to study Truth, to listen to lectures or sermons, and to meditate, but we must do more than this - we must also work. By our fruits we shall be known. Of what use is it to study Truth if we do not put the teachings into practice?

Most of us have to work for a living, but we must also work for others, and each must choose in what way he can serve best. Horace Traubel tells us that we can speak out when others are silent. We can say man when others say money. We can stay up when others are asleep. We can keep working when others have stopped to play. We can give life big meanings when others give it little meanings. We can say love when others say hate. We can say every man when others say one man. We can try events by a hard test when others try them by an easy test. And we can give ourselves to life when other men refuse to do so.

Find out how best you can serve, and serve in love.

The Path of Truth Vol. 58, No. 1 page 45.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Weekly Quote 29

The Law of the Lord is perfect - (Ps 19:7)
I will not fear for I am under the divine protection

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Can you imagine what our small world - much less the vast universe - would be like if the Law of the Lord were not "perfect"? The average man dwells in a state of almost perpetual insecurity - and why? Because he does not stop to think that, since God is governing His entire cosmos, he himself has nothing whatever to fear.

The Creator is Order, Love and Power which means that discord does not exist in Him, that love being His overriding attribute, He cares for all that He has made and, Power being one of His other qualities, He has the capability to uphold, maintain and sustain all that He cherishes. This being so, wherefore do we doubt, we of little faith?

If we would look about us we should see that an omniscient, omnipotent Entity is in charge. None of the mighty forces of Nature ever gets completely out of hand; storms may arise, but they subside; volcanoes may erupt, but grass grows again; the seas sometimes engulf the land, but they recede. God sustains what He has brought forth and Progress in All-good is ever maintained.

The Path of Truth Vol. 57, No. 5, page 356.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Weekly Quote 28

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee - (Isa 26:3)
I guard my mind that I may think right thoughts which are acceptable to you, Father

It is said that our thoughts go out into the air like waves, and attract similar waves to themselves. How necessary it is, therefore, that we should control our minds if we want to live in peace and be happy.

If we send out thoughts of hatred, anger, misery, other similar thoughts are joining ours and increasing them. Let us be sure to keep our minds single to the good that only good can be demonstrated in our lives. If we dwell on goodness, truth, love, beauty, health, happiness, and prosperity, these are the things that we can expect to manifest to us.

As we think, so we are, then let us think positively and constructively about all things. Let us know that we are one with God - one with His mind and intelligence, His wisdom and power. What He is, we potentially are. Let us act on this knowledge at all times that things may go well with us.

The Path of Truth Vol. 56, No. 5 page 284.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Weekly Quote 27

Commune with your own hearts on your beds - (Ps 4:4)

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Hand in hand with Joy goes Peace, gentle reverberations of God in our hearts and minds. Many techniques, exercises, are offered to attain inner peace, but we may find it very simply. Say with the Psalmist "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul." You may form your own sentiments and visualise your own images.

Peace, Joy, Trust, are the same thing - attunement with God your Father. We need to devote time daily to it, but it should follow us gently throughout our day, in all our activities, light and strenuous. When we become strident or irate we know we have lost touch, and need to refocus.

Learn never to mull over the hardships and frustrations of your day. They have passed, should never have been allowed foothold in your thoughts and emotions. Think now only of your true place as the beloved child of your Father, experience His Peace, Joy and assurance.

The Path of Truth Vol. 52, No. 3 page 180.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Weekly Quote 26

I will not fail you or forsake you - (Josh 1:5)
I honour God's promises with my determination

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Our resolve to follow the path of Truth is best demonstrated when the going is difficult. We do not panic or despair, but carry on with a quiet determination and conviction that the way is being made open in spite of all appearances.

It would be a hopeless mission if God whimsically decided whether to help us or abandon us. But this is impossible because He is Law and cannot but abide by His own terms. There are only a few variables in every true thing that we try to achieve in life - our sincerity and persistence. The Master puts it with a twinkle in his story of a man who goes to his friend at midnight to borrow bread. The friend obliges not because he feels sorry for the man but because of the man's sheer "importunity".

Therefore know that your heavenly Father never lets you down, and proceed with utter determination in all that you need and truly desire.

The Path of Truth Vol. 54, No. 4 page 242.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Weekly Quote 25

The love that issues from a pure heart - (1 Tim 1:5)
I accept God's love and move on

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Even sincere followers of Truth are vulnerable to feelings of self-satisfaction when they give of themselves to others and forgive. But the aim of Truth is a sort of forgetfulness about ourselves. In everything we do the works of our Father, never our own. Acclaim or failure never enter our minds because in God is everything assured.

The beginner in Truth grapples with self-awareness. It is natural because he or she is trying to cast off the restraining habits of a lifetime. But as we progress we come more and more to trust Love and therefore not to look in and around ourselves for the fruits of our new life. God wants us to accept and press on, not to linger unnecessarily in the moment.

So keep looking forwards, with a pure heart. Do not become anxious about the difficulties that you encounter in life no matter how grave they appear. Do not see yourself as God's soldier, engaged in a struggle with evil. Only God heals and solves. Your part, in love, is to open yourself to Him.

The Path of Truth Vol. 55, No. 2 page 94.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Weekly Quote 24

The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few - (Luke 10:2)

I serve in love for I am a labourer in God's service

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There is much work to do for God in this world. Are we doing our share, you and I? Or do we think it sufficient if we work for ourselves and our families? We should remember that we have a duty to the community in which we live, the State, or our neighbours, according to our capabilities. We should not be so wrapped up in our own affairs that we have no time to spare for the good of others.

What we shall do each must decide for himself, but it should be the thing that we do best. Only our best is good enough to give to God. And we serve Him through service to His children.
The farmer, if he works with love of the beasts of the field and the earth and the things that grow in it, is offering a gift to God. Anything done in love can be laid on His altar. We cannot all be preachers or Truth teachers for the world must be kept going, but we can all serve in some way. Let us see that we do it.

The Path of Truth Vol. 58, No. 1 page 31.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Weekly Quote 23

Blessed are the peacemakers - (Mt 5:9)
I will do unto others as I would have them do unto me

Somehow the individual is ever more ready to encourage and even to bring about dissension rather than unity among his fellows. Yet, if he stopped to think and realized the essential at-one-ment existing among all God's creation he would see that by so doing he was going contrary to nature, and could not hope as a result to benefit himself or to endear himself to his brethren.

Only one thing is required of us on this plane and that is that we love first our Father-God and then our neighbours "as ourselves". That may sound easy, but when we come to attempt it, we find that God often seems to be "afar off" and that our fellows frequently try us; but if we would follow in the footsteps of our Exemplar, we have to return evil with good and to send out our love, not only to them that love us but to those who hate us and despitefully use us.

The Path of Truth Vol. 57, No. 5 page 359

Friday, 15 August 2008

Weekly Quote 22

God is our refuge and strength - (Ps 46:1)
The eternal God is my dwelling-place and underneath are the everlasting arms

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God is Universal Spirit to Which we can turn at any time of the day or night; He is not One Who lives in some far-off place. He is within us, above us, around us, and below us, and He is always with us. We have but to turn our thoughts within to contact Him, therefore He is, indeed, a refuge. There is nothing too big or too small for us to take to Him in order that He may guide us. He is the Light in our darkness and our haven in time of peril.

He is also our strength. Do you sometimes feel you are weak and of little account in the world? If so, change your thoughts. You are a child of God and heir to all that He is and has, and His strength is your strength for you are part of him even as he constitutes you.

But let us not use God only as a refuge. Let us share our joy with Him as well as our sorrow. Let us allow Him to enter into all we do that we may be useful in His service.

The Path of Truth Vol. 56, No. 5 page 312.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Weekly Quote 21

May the God of peace equip you with everything good, that you may do His will - (Heb 13:20-21)

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Paul does what we all should do - affirm good in others. More than this, he affirms that we are all engaged in God's work. As we think and feel about it like this, as we consecrate our moments, hours, days and weeks to Him, so do we each unfold our excellence, that which we come into being to do.

When we so honour our calling, all struggle ceases - we can do no better than what God wants us to do, and we cannot envy any who seem to shine brighter than we; rather we admire them and share in their triumphs.

God expresses through us as myriad talents so that his "every word" may be expressed, His idea of the world made complete. We each do our part by taking the special good that we are given and making of it our life's work.

The Path of Truth Vol. 55, No. 6 page 352

Friday, 1 August 2008

Weekly quote 20

In Him we live and move and have our being - (Acts 17:28)

Today's quotation has its origin among ancient Greek philosophers. Is it not compelling that sincere and great thinkers down the ages have come to the same conclusion - that God is not a separate entity, but Oneness in Which all being takes place. The only separation that is possible is in the minds and hearts of man.

"Whither shall I flee from Thy Presence?" declares the Psalmist. There is nowhere to go which is beyond God's law. Even if perversely we close ourselves to Him, eventually we must return. Our Father is the All-in-all: All-power, All-presence, All-knowledge. This is not a prison - it is the absolute assurance that we are safe and loved and precious, regardless of how things may seem.

So do not see God as someone whom you must find, to whom you must go. He is already here and now, within you and all about you. Accept Him. Let your thoughts and feelings enter His refuge where they belong, and discover His great joy.

The Path of Truth Vol. 52, No. 3 page 157.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Weekly Quote 19

Clear Thou me from hidden errors - (Ps 19:12)

Sorrow and ugliness do not reside in things or situations external to us. They are qualities imposed by our own minds and hearts. How common is the call to "stamp out wrongdoing" as though, if we were to order our world to our own satisfaction, we would automatically become joyous and beautiful in ourselves.

Joy and Beauty well up within us all the time. That is their only true source. If we would experience God's world we must see through God's eyes. We must temper habitual reactions to conditions about us and say "In spite of what appears to me, God is there, and where God is there can be only good." God never leaves our world but we must learn to recognise Him by clearing our own flawed vision.

In spite of all conditions and circumstances, learn to affirm God's presence alone.
The Path of Truth Vol. 56, No. 4 page 232.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Weekly Quote 18

As you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me - (Mt 25:40)

The path of Truth cannot be trodden in the mind and heart only. It is simultaneously a physical path. God is not divided into seen and unseen. Love is not just thoughts and feelings, it is also actions. In God we are all bound in Oneness wherein we cannot escape the consequences of our sentiments and behaviour. If I think badly of you, if I harm you or withhold my help from you, I malign, harm or deprive myself. This is basic to Truth, not mere etiquette.

This does not mean knee-jerk charity. Firstly it means sincere acknowledgement of the person or situation; it means directing our understanding towards them, deciding what would best help the other person to help themselves, what action we can sustain. How, like the Samaritan in the Master's story, we can help move them from a position of acute distress to a situation with better potential for recovery.

Truth students live firmly in this world. We are God's stewards, His hands here and now.
The Path of Truth Vol. 50, No. 4 page 230.

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Weekly Quote 17

Do not fear or be in dread; He will not fail you or forsake you - (Rom 13:10)

Frightening as it may seem, All-presence allows no halfway attitude in us.. We cannot take out an insurance policy against the possibility that He may fail us.

Trust is like being the first guest to enter a beautiful, carpeted banquet room. As the doors sweep closed silently behind us we find ourselves in a hushed environment of plenty. We are cut off from all worldly clamour, all want and distress. If we would enter trust we must imagine this environment, must desire with all our heart to be in it.

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God" says the Master. It is not a comment about material wealth but about materialism, the view that sees "things" as real in themselves rather than as the manifestation of ideas. So trust your heavenly Father, share His good ideas, and become heir to His kingdom of all-good.
The Path of Truth Vol. 53, No. 6 page 364.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Weekly Quote 16

By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another - (Jn 13:35) I SHALL BE A GOOD INFLUENCE IN MY WORLD

The Mediterranean world of the Master with its hinterland was as filled with different ideas and conflict as ours. What distinguishes anyone in such a world? Money, power, cleverness are commonplace. And the size of social institutions probably records little more than conformity.

But love never fails to impress. What lies in those who find time to give of themselves regardless of return? What turns the attention of some from hostility and abuse directed at them? Why are some so calmly brave in the face of danger? There is something strong and good within them. What is it?

The tree is known by its fruit. That is a principle that can be accepted by both materialist and idealist. So, if you would become a good influence in your world, express the Good that resides in you. Be an ambassador of your Father's kingdom, inviting the curiosity of others to visit it.The Path of Truth

Vol. 54, No. 6 page 350.

Weekly Quote 15

Thou art my King and my God - (Ps 44:4)

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We no longer revere absolute monarchs. People want to apply their own minds to what confronts them, want to participate in the risks. No-one may tell them who or what God is. They will decide whether there is a God and what role He should play in their lives. And so it should be.
Yet the timeless contract of true Monarchy remains: Absolute obedience begets absolute security. What does God demand of us? Must we forego what delights us and endure rituals of submission, or do we have to part to play? In a pure monarchy the interests of the king are identical with those of his subjects. Where he prizes enquiry, knowledge, understanding, fearlessness and joy, we too participate in them.

God's presence assures us "Take My yoke upon you, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."

The Path of Truth Vol. 52, No. 6 page 346.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Weekly Quote 14

Clothe yourselves with humility towards one another - (1 Pet 5:5)

True humility comes from assuredness, from knowing that we abide in God and therefore have nothing to assert and nothing to defend. Our humility is not submissive but rather attractive, in the literal sense. People are drawn to us because we seem to offer refuge amidst the worldly tumult.

Make it a goal in your daily rounds to disarm others. If you know the answer where others are confused, then offer it in an understated way, as a possibility. Without becoming taciturn, use silence as a way of making your point. Sow your ideas and let them emerge through others, as though they were theirs. Always listen to what someone is saying, let them finish before responding. All this may seem superficial, but its Origin gives it strength.

Above all, never brandish your beliefs. God, His prophets and their inspired words do not need you to protect them. Holy war is a contradiction in itself. God judges no-one but has built His law into the world. By our thoughts, feelings, words and deeds we judge ourselves.

The Path of Truth Vol. 55, No. 3 page 174.

Weekly Quote 13

Aspire to live quietly - (I Thess 4:11)

We live in a world of showmen and con-men. It is almost as though they found some idea or product, and then pulled out all stops, especially emotional appeals to human goodness to sell it. Do all those who seek to uplift others, or to convert unbelievers to God, do it from Love, or for how many of them is it merely self-aggrandizement or an industry?

We cannot speak for them, but we can speak for ourselves. God does not need worldly protection. He does not need anyone to promote Substance Which already constitutes all that is. Let us live and work quietly, like a light shining steadily in the darkness, and let our example give glory to our Father, testify to what is.

Love and faith result inevitably in humility and reveal the Almighty in which we live and move and have our being.

Weekly Quote 12

The Father Who dwells in me does His works - (Jn 14:10)


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As a follower of Truth you will have your own special way of coming close to God, but you know you are His "temple", the place where He is. Wherever you go He goes. He is the Source of all that you truly desire and achieve. You develop the habit of looking to Him first in everything. With Him all things are possible.

This is a perfectly natural and workable approach to God. "The Father Who dwells in me does His works" and I constantly make the way open for Him in my thoughts, feelings, speech and actions.
The Path of Truth Vol. 54, No. 1 page 36.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Weekly Quote 11

We are God's children now - (1 Jn 3:2)

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From our Father's point of view we are His children from the beginning, but from our point of view there is a necessary decision to be made. It is because of the freedom of choice that accompanies God's gift to us of self-awareness. We are not slaves to God but independently-minded carriers of His light. We may choose to fulfil this purpose or, like Narcissus, become bewitched by our own image.

"Now" means Paul "we have made our decission - to fulfil our Father's purpose on earth." If he were to continue he would say "We have let go all claims on people and things, for they are all, with us, God's expression. We may love them and enjoy them but we cannot possess them. We forgive all transgression. We give freely of ourselves. We make of ourselves living testimony to our Father's kingdom. Goodness and mercy shall follow us always."

When you become God's child there is no longer anything to fear - neither on earth nor in heaven. All is well.

The Path of Truth Vol. 5, No. 1 page 46.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Weekly Quote 10

I will restore to you the years which the swarming locust has eaten - (Joel 2:25)


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The ages of man, from infancy to old age, do not contain the whole story. We, as children of God, are all things - time-bound and timeless, matter and spirit, changing and changeless. This may be hard to understand intellectually but we all know it deep down.

So, if you wake at night, filled with the terror of past events and the yawning chasm of the future, say wakefully "Dear Father, I am in You and You in me. I have nothing to fear." The loss of loved ones, the years that have passed and which you may have squandered, the hardship or sorrow you may now experience, are marked in time but not in Timelessness.

God in you offers restoration, both spiritual and material. If you but let Him, He replaces hardship with comfort, sadness with joy, loneliness with companionship.

The Path of Truth Vol. 53, No. 5 page 292.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Weekly Quote 9

The Lord is a God of justice - (Is 30:18)


In ancient times were many gods, and some of them unpredictable and tyrannical. But the God of the Jews, although partisan and harsh in His punishment, was held to be just. Over time this concept of God mellowed and spread, for it is a small god who favours certain people, places and practices. Finally it is understood that God's justice is built into His world and that we judge ourselves by our attitude and behaviour.

There is no appeal to this indwelling Judge. Do not try to justify yourself through a moral code for He is impervious to objective argument. We know Him in ourselves as conscience or we do not Know Him at all. In ignorance we condemn ourselves to pain, suffering and unwelcome death.

Surrender yourself to Love and live each moment as faithfully as you can. Do not peep around corners to see whether good is on its way. Nonchalantly expect your highest good in all things. Then you fulfil indwelling Justice and all is well.

The Path of Truth Vol. 54, No. 5 page 297.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Weekly Quote 8

Be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create - (Is 65:18)

It is a time-bound concept that God created the universe somewhere in the past, and that living our lives is like playing a game, perhaps a computer game, in which all the options have predetermined outcomes.

God is Timelessness. His creation is ever taking place, and it takes place through our minds and hearts. In Timelessness are all things possible. We may rejoice that it is so, that we do not have, in patience, to traverse our deep, dark valleys, but that our entire landscape is made anew, moment by moment.

So do not become bogged down by your "experience" of life, or believe that negative outcomes are "inevitable", even if all the wisdom of man would tell you so. The Creator of heaven and earth has no limitations. Neither do you, His very expression, have limitations.

The Path of Truth,Vol. 55, No. 5 page 301.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Weekly Quote 7

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy - (Ex 20:8)


Most successful people begin each day by prioritising their tasks. As a result they usually accomplish what they set out to do. They may feel tired at the end of the day but hardly ever exhausted because they are energised by a healthy satisfaction with their achievements. The general secret of success is to work diligently to create a finished product that you have first conceived in the mind, and then express joy in your work.

Our whole life is like a day. All that we achieve by application of mental and physical power has its origin inwardly, firstly as thought and ultimately in Spirit. As much as our fatigued body requires refreshment through nourishment and sleep, so do we inwardly need to reconnect with Spirit through prayer of thanksgiving and contemplation of the perfection of all creation.

Our period of rest and thanksgiving, our Sabbath, completes a Divine cycle in us and fulfils us as His expressions.

The Path of Truth Vol. 56, No. 1 page 37.

Friday, 28 March 2008

Weekly Quote no. 6

We are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another - (Rom 12:5)


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God's presence in man, as man, is central to several religions, but expressed differently. The ancient Greeks had many gods, all personified, mostly remote from man but in some cases also mystically within man. The Jewish Master, Jesus-Christ, became synonymous with the mystical presence of God in man. His name fulfilled the Greek need for personification and is the link between Greek religion and the one invisible God of the Jews. Through it a new understanding of Jewish and Greek spiritual ideas became possible.

God-as-man includes us all, knows no individuals apart from Itself. We perceive others as separate from us, but at bottom we are all One, and what we do to others we do to ourselves, even if we do not realise it. We imagine we can appropriate Good for our individual benefit, even divert it from others. This is illusion, and our disappointment, sooner or later, deep. So treat others as you would have others treat you, for you express the same, One, Divine presence.

The Path of Truth Vol. 52, No. 2 page 107.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Weekly Quote no. 5

Why do you not notice the log that is in your own eye? - (Lk 6:41)


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The Path of Truth Vol. 54, No. 2 page 91.

Friday, 14 March 2008

Weekly Quote no. 4

With Thee is the fountain of life;
in Thy light do we see light
- (Ps 36:9)


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The Path of Truth Vol. 53, No. 3 page 157.

Friday, 29 February 2008

Weekly quote number 2

With God all things are possible - (Mt 19:29)


With God all things are possible - (Mt 19:29)


"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing" goes the saying. Mankind's gain in knowledge and understanding of his material world is astounding but it does not approach All-knowledge.

So, after we have exhausted all worldly skills, there remains All-knowledge, All-presence, All-power, for Which our worst predicament is as nothing. Then turn to Love and say "Father, there is nothing more I can do. In humility and utter trust I leave this problem to You." Make space in your heart and mind so that His Infinite good may flow into your reality. To the best of your ability turn your attention elsewhere, best of all to someone else in need, to something you may give.

Today's "scientific" world has come to discount the possibility of "miracles". It is right, for in God's kingdom are no miracles, only Law. It is our lack of understanding that demands miracles. Minds and hearts open to Love are our instruments of salvation.

The Path of Truth Vol. 50, No. 3 page 178.

Saturday, 23 February 2008


The Lord is in His temple; let all the earth keep
silence before Him - (Hab 2:20)


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The Lord is in His temple;
let all the earth keep silence before Him
- (Hab 2:20)


Today's global religion of materialism has its rituals - self-effort, conforming, speculating, influencing, and many more. They are our modern equivalents of pagan symbols and offerings - intended to appease our modern god.

But all the time the true Author of everything real - All-presence, All-power, All-knowledge - lies silently within us and all around us waiting for our acknowledgement and commitment of ourselves to Him. Then all the "things" that we need shall be ours for He knows what we need before we ask. This great promise falls like a pebble cast at the pane of our materialist consciousness. It sounds ridiculous, and we reject it.

Nevertheless this same, materialist self, inured to its familiar liturgy, deeply knows Truth, knows that the only way forward is first to return to true Origin. Inevitably, sooner or later, we must turn to Him and, in humility, start on the path laid for us from the beginning.

The Path of Truth Vol. 54, No. 4 page 228.