MKE 2018 Week 23 – Service
Service from Two Perspectives
26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
22. This week concentrate on the fact that man is not a body with a spirit, but a spirit with a body, and that it is for this reason that his desires are incapable of any permanent satisfaction in anything not spiritual. Money is therefore of no value except to bring about the conditions which we desire, and these conditions are necessarily harmonious. Harmonious conditions necessitate sufficient supply, so that if there appears to be any lack, we should realize that the idea or soul of money is service, and as this thought takes form, channels of supply will be opened, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that spiritual methods are entirely practical. (Emphasis added.)
It is one thing to subscribe to truth. It is quite another to live it. As Mr. Haanel points out, “knowledge does not apply itself.” For over five months, we have been repeating out loud “I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success.”
So that means I love the President and I love his detractors. I love the person who cut me off this morning and I love the emergency workers who will tend to the injured. I love the bomber [Whoa! Wait just one minute there, buster! That is going a bit too far.]
Really? What is your definition of “all humanity?”
Take those thoughts into a sit and see how even more radical ideas manifest to you.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
It comes down to a matter of trust. Do we really believe that we are all connected through the Universal? Do we really believe that the Infinite is looking for channels through which to be of service? Do we really believe point 5 of the Blueprint Builder?
Fifth. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself.
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