An eighty-five-year-old friend told me the other day that her life just had no purpose anymore. I immediately saw that she did have a purpose. Yes, she is older and can’t get around and do things like she used to, but that doesn’t mean she is useless. She has children and grandchildren that depend on her, not in the way they used to, but they still need her love. She doesn’t have to be up and doing but just being there to give them comfort, love, understanding, and compassion when they need it. It’s their turn to take care of her, and they do it out of love. Everything goes full circle. They need her as much as she needs them. The only change is that rolls have been reversed. Every generation goes through this.
She still felt like she needed a bigger purpose, and we discussed the subject of World Thought. How do we affect World Thought? Every thought we have goes out into the universe. Our world is full of chaos and unrest because there are so many angry, unhappy people, that a good purpose now would be to purify World Thought. The more God-like pure thoughts we put out there, the more likely our world will find peace. We can leave the doing of things to the young people, it’s their turn now. We can concentrate on purifying world thought. That is our purpose, to fill it so full of God like thoughts that it permeates the world, settling on everyone, entering their thought. That has always been our purpose. I mentioned in another blog the story about thoughts being like radio wave popping into people’s minds. We all need to pick and choose better thoughts and reject un-Godlike thoughts.
Philippians 4:8 “…whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Expressing God’s nature is pure purpose, and it is all-encompassing. It enfolds everyone in our life and the world. What better purpose could there be?
Ever since I discovered God, I have made every effort to purify my thought. I don’t always succeed, but I am getting better at it all the time. I have found that raising my thought to a higher purpose, makes me feel better not only mentally but physically, I feel happier and more energetic.
In my prayers, I see the world as God created it, not the way we’ve made it. If you have a glass filled with tomato juice and you slowly pour in water, it eventually becomes all water. If we have a world full of discord and we continually pour in Concord, it will eventually become a beautiful, harmonious place. I believe that. It may not happen in our lifetime but, it will happen.
This quote from Science and Health, with key to the scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 233:6-10, tells me that God only expects from us what we are capable of, and progress is slow. So I try not to be hard on myself, I just keep plugging along.
“. . . progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil. In the midst of imperfection, perfection is seen and acknowledged only by degrees. The ages must slowly work up to perfection.”
I may not see that perfection yet, but if I just keep looking, one day it will come into focus. I try to always follow the Golden Rule: “as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
So, Love yourself and love the world, what better purpose could there be?