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This week we continue our study with our third episode on the fifth paper in this series on the Mystery Monitors. We'll be reading Paper 111, The Adjuster and The Soul, §5. The Consecration of Choice, §6. The Human Paradox, and, time allowing, §7. The Adjuster's Problem.
The imitation of God is the key to perfection; the doing of his will is the secret of survival and of perfection in survival. (1221.3) 111:5.2
Mortals live in God, and so God has willed to live in mortals. As men trust themselves to him, so has he — and first — trusted a part of himself to be with men; has consented to live in men and to indwell men subject to the human will. (1221.4) 111:5.3
Such a creature choice is not a surrender of will. It is a consecration of will, an expansion of will, a glorification of will, a perfecting of will; and such choosing raises the creature will from the level of temporal significance to that higher estate wherein the personality of the creature son communes with the personality of the spirit Father. (1221.6) 111:5.5
Man is a part of nature — he exists in nature — and yet he is able to transcend nature. Man is finite, but he is indwelt by a spark of infinity. Such a dual situation not only provides the potential for evil but also engenders many social and moral situations fraught with much uncertainty and not a little anxiety. (1221.8) 111:6.1
The finite world was made by an infinite Creator — it is the handiwork of his divine Sons — and therefore it must be good. It is the misuse, distortion, and perversion of the finite that gives origin to evil and sin. (1222.2) 111:6.3
Join us for this study of how we align with the will of God in the midst of our paradoxically human condition!