Let me tell you two stories. You have heard them before so I’ll give you the cliff notes. One story is finished, the other one, well, we will each write the end of it in a manner and time of our own choosing.
The first story can be summarized by, “In the beginning was the word”. * This is the story where everything is perfect, created by a thought, and spoken by one power called God. In this story, there is only good because good is the principle of God’s nature and what is called man, is the compound idea of all that God created.
The second story begins with, “But there went a mist from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.”** And so begins the drama of the life that we lead today. It’s a reality show. In this story, everything must struggle and strive to live, and nothing is perfect. Continued