Sunday, 9 April 2017

The whole object of life

The Father is ever ready to forgive our sin or mistake provided we are ready to acknowledge it and try to correct it. But forgiving us for making a mistake does not mean that we will not have to reap its results, for as we sow so shall we reap. If through disobedience a child is burned the parents readily forgive it and love it all the more because of its suffering, but in spite of the forgiveness the child must still suffer the pain of the burn. Once we understand that every event in life is calculated to bring to the mind of him whom, for the sake of understanding, we will call the sinner, the mistakes he has made and the reasons for them, then there is no question of not being forgiven. Through such recognition does man grow, for the whole object of life is for man to understand himself and to know why he makes these mistakes.

The Teacher