“No man is at any time disturbed by his neighbor’s attitude when he has perfect confidence in the truth of that which he wholeheartedly believes. Courage is the confidence of thoroughgoing honesty about those things which one professes to believe. Sincere men are unafraid of the critical examination of their true convictions and noble ideals.” [UB 146:3:2]
Thought Adjuster: “If you could fathom the butterfly effect that your emotional state exerts on the planetary tempo, you would exert much more caution as to which emotions your prevalently entertain.
I am addressing those of you who claim to labor toward the manifestation of the high spiritual ideals promoted by Jesus. How do you go about it? Are you practicing the dignified self-control he demonstrated while remaining firmly anchored in his love for humankind? Are you operating within the safety net of the Golden Rule or as spiritual outlaws?
The turbulent times you are living in, provide you with ample opportunities to show what you are truly made of. Certainly, Jesus would not approve of the widespread character assassinations that takes place among you. The malevolent gaslighting of others could be likened to criminal arson.
How often in the course of history has the God-centered life of innocent souls been sacrificed on the defiled altar of malevolence and petty prejudices? Jeanne of Arc—a brave freedom fighter activated by a divine vision—was burnt at the stake for wearing men’s clothing.
Many of you jealously defend their belief systems as a mother bear viciously defend her cubs. Their thrashing around keeps at bay those who dare approach them with the best of intentions.
Which emotions do you add to the already smoldering planetary pot? Hate, sarcasm, cynicism, ill-wishing and ill-willing, defamation of character, and violent outbursts cannot be gateways to peace—no matter how hard you are trying to justify them.
Love, respect, empathy, compassion, goodwill, and emotional upliftment, were the emotions entertained by Jesus—amid terrible predicaments. He genuinely loved those he made his life mission to redeem and reform.
Do not further exacerbate the erratic planetary pulse by spewing negative emotions. Put God first—as Jesus did. It will help you alter your behavior, turning you into an agent of positive change and rewarding you with inner peace.”