Sunday, 12 March 2017

Why bother to clean out the well?

There are certain laws by which we know that Nature in all its mystic and marvellous diversity can be harmonised basically. It is just so with man. First, the thing we are striving to study must show itself to be helpful. It must manifest in our character and above all things, in tolerance, broadness, gentleness and love. If it does not, then, although we know there may be and must be some truth at the bottom of the well, yet why bother to clean out the well when we have so much that is beautiful and helpful outside of it? And we know that in due time all will be made clean if the pure stream of living water is bubbling up in the well. All that we need for our ongoing and help will be brought to us and we shall be able to grasp and understand it.

The Teacher