Saturday, 10 October 2009

Weekly Bible Quote 78 with commentary by the School of Truth

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! - (Ps 100:2)
Joy opens the whole world to me

Joy, in All its degrees, is the great quest of humanity. Unlike mere pleasure, it is the water that quenches our thirst, the spice that fulfils our lives. It is proof positive of God in us.

We make a mistake in seeing joy as the fruit of success. It guarantees success, for it confirms the presence of God in our endeavours. So feel joy in All you do, especially when the going gets tough - not only are you embracing God, you are radiating encouragement to your fellows, extending the bounds of possibility, introducing magic to what may seem predictable.

Do not let others get you down, drag you into their hole. Remain quietly content, truly self-radiant, confident. This consciousness makes you one with your Father - you walk with His legs, understand with His mind, feel with His soul. The whole world is open and hospitable to you. His song resonates through your very being.

The Path of Truth Vol. 52, No. 6 page 356.

Weekly Bible Quote 77 with commentary by the School of Truth

You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgement is God's - (Deut 1:17)
Filled with God I have nothing to fear

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The Master, who respected the laws given out by Moses, says something apparently different: "The Father judges no-one, but has given all judgement to the Son." Is he contradicting the great leader and prophet? No. The "Son" is everyone who deeply accepts sonship and, to the extent that he admits it, he is the expression of the heavenly Father.

God does not stand apart from us but infuses us from the centre of our being to the circumference of our affairs. With mind and heart open to this Truth we have nothing to fear and therefore no need to condemn anyone.

This may seem chilly logic, of little use amid the circumstances and passions of daily life. But it must become an attitude, a way of seeing and approaching all life's experience: "I shall not want, I shall not fear, for Thou art with me."

The Path of Truth Vol. 54, No. 3 page 159.