It Is an Opportunity to Love
We can recognize now as never before those attributes of the soul, that are ours to be used. Gradually, we come to realize the Presence of the Father, the oneness of all force, and the fact that the way back to perfection is through Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. This is made perfect in love. To love is the noblest expression of humankind. It is not simply of God, it is God; and as we manifest it, we manifest the God force that is within us. Whether in the physical, mental, or spiritual body, this power is the strongest and most dominant influence.
To love is our greatest opportunity. It brings happiness as nothing else does. All that is good is made a part of us as we seek to express love for our fellow human beings. Thoughts, words, acts, are opportunities for us to express this force day by day.
Consecrate yourselves, your bodies, your minds, your abilities in every direction, to the opportunities to be of service to those ye meet and contact day by day. 262-53
As we may ignorantly destroy a priceless painting with a few scratches, so may we, in misusing and misdirecting our forces, mar our bodies, our minds, our souls, in such a way that only a God of Love can recognize us. Though we may direct love into many channels, there is only One through whom there will be a realization of love made perfect, and that is found in Him, who said, "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another."
The time draws near, the time is at hand, when there is more and more seeking for light and understanding. Let us then, in His way, manifest from day to day the love that has been showered upon us. May we so live that our lives become an example to those who seek.
May we pray:
The Lord guide Thou [me] Thy servant in the ways [that he] should go.
"Let my going in, mine coming out, be wholly within the ways Thou would have me go. Direct my steps, direct my mind. Let Thy will be done in me; for, as the heart panteth after Thy own will, may my spirit bear witness-in the things my body does day by day-that the Lord is in His Holy Temple, and the rod has not passed from those that call on His name. For the glory of the Father to the sons of men may be expressed in those that would guide, guard and keep the holy ways." 262-51