THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM
God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform:He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm.
THE SECRET OF SECRETS:SEEDS OF DESTINY
Each of us carries within him the spiritual causes thatdetermine his destiny. Sometimes these causes are not somuch spiritual as psychological "prompters," [memories of pain] and when they become twisted through fear, hate,bitterness, or resentment our lives can be drivencalamitously. But psychological prompters, no matter howdeeply buried in the subconscious, can be overcome byspiritual understanding. This understanding may be arrived at by intellectual grasp,by suffering, or simply by humility, very often by all three,but once arrived at it is as a new birth of the soul. Thatwhich you fancy yourself to be you never have really been,for it is a thing that changes with the seasons and alterswith the tides. What you truly are is a permanent thing,changeless, with its foundations planted in eternity. To letgo of the old self and cleave to the new is the essence of spiritual growth. This new birth, without which, Jesus said, aman cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven, completelyalters the world. ["You must be born again."]