2020-10-04-From a Goblet to a Chalice
Topic: Victimized by Hate but Justified by Love
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: Thought Adjuster
“Your spiritual destiny is conditioned only by your spiritual longings and purposes.” (UB 156:5.9)
Thought Adjuster: “Have you seriously pondered your spiritual destiny? Do you intend to opt for eternal life since life in the flesh is short-lived? Are you already making judicious arrangements for a great start in the after-life, or will your spiritual procrastination cause you great anguish when your name is called for boarding the shuttle to higher dimensions?
“In one of his morally-educative animal fables, Lafontaine depicts the humanitarian crisis Mademoiselle Cricket found herself in after singing all summer long, neglecting to store victuals for the colder seasons. On the other hand, her next-door-neighbor, Madame Ant, industriously stocked her pantry while her musically-inclined acquaintance foolishly partied as if there were no tomorrow.
“Your free-will privilege gives you the right to self-govern, thus appreciating or depreciating your life portfolio. It is its use that determines the value of an object. Would you perform menial tasks with a golden chalice? Set your sight high as to your existential purpose, as the Father has high expectations for each one of you.
“I am not saying that life should be devoid of the down-times needed to recharge your energies. It is perfectly okay to attend outdoor crickets’ concerts and break bread with them. Nevertheless, keep in mind that you have limited time to lay the groundwork for a sustainable eternal future. You were not a doodle on the divine drawing board, but a miracle of engineering conceived to fit in the wheels of the Grand Scheme snuggly. It would floor you to know the long-term divine vision for your existence. Each leg of the journey will groom you for more extraordinary service—turning you from an ordinary goblet into a magnificent chalice.”