“But at last the sun of Truth pierced the darkness and the jargon of selfishness changed to the ‘New Song.’ We now clearly see that each spirit is a part or attribute of the One Eternal Spirit therefore has existed always and that the process of generation deals with flesh clothing, or mask for the spirit in which it performs a necessary part in the creative process. The word ‘person’ is derived from a Greek word, Persona, meaning mask.
We see that the phenomena we have called obsession by evil spirits is God’s surgery or dynamic operation in His own temple quite as impossible for us to understand in our present environment as it is for the child to understand the wisdom and necessity in the operation of the adept surgeon.
And, finally, we now see and realize fully that Eternal Wisdom without beginning or end of days does not progress before entering a temple of flesh, while it occupies it, or after it leaves it. All creative or formative processes may properly be termed operations of wisdom or Eternal Life.
In the unwalled temple of the Now, beneath its roofless dome there is no progression, but a constantly moving panorama forever presenting to consciousness new phases of the absolute.
The men and women who do things take hold of opportunities and material that they find all about them now, and operate with them, astonishing results following the efforts of all who recognize that eternal force has use for them NOW to carry out the divine plan. We are all operators or workmen in the divine workshop, and the Divine Intelligence, the eternal IT, made no mistake in placing any of us here, but does insist that we recognize that NOW is the time and Here is the place to do our best. As the Great Cause does not need to first practice on lower forms in order at some future time to attain perfection, we must recognize and practice being in the present, instead of becoming in the future, for the Eternal Now is all the time there is.”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 32, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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