2018-02-25-Living by the Golden Rule
Topic: Living by the Golden Rule
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: The Beloved One
The Beloved One: “Express your gratefulness in song to the Universal Creator in the Stillness of your heart, where I am the silent Witness to your gratitude. The secret longings of the human heart and those feelings of thankfulness, rise as incense before the throne of God.
“It warms God’s Father Heart that there are those on little Urantia (the name of this planet), who give voice to their innermost feelings of gratitude. In this manner, also, they allow their souls to grow and be nurtured in return, as everything is always reciprocal.
“The higher you climb on the ‘ascension ladder’ to perfection, the more your joy shall increase, although this is practically unthinkable on a planet such as this, where so many souls yet flounder in the darkness of fear, superstition and greed.
“Humankind is tardy and takes its time to wake up to the realization that physical life is only the first step on the long road to perfection in the evolutionary growth of the spirit-soul, as humankind is still bent on immediate gratification of the senses and fulfillment of their carnal desires.
“It is by courageous and rugged living through the vicissitudes of life; and through self-discipline towards self-mastery, that the victories of the soul are won. This occurs when the higher self wins out over the baser creature self, and the latter learns to live by the golden rule of doing unto others in the way he or she would like to be treated.
“Jesus, as a Creator Son of God in human form, mastered His lower self in all areas, so His Higher God-Self was able to triumph whilst He was living the mortal life in the flesh, all the while being obedient to the will of His Father in heaven.
“Jesus’ life was a life of service, and by living His life in service, countless souls were assisted and went forth more courageously with a grateful and joyful heart, living and believing in the promise of life everlasting and unfolding to the Glory of God.”