Full Surrender and the Power of an Indestructible Life
“It has been remarked that all things thrive in proportion as they relate themselves to the world around them; in proportion as they surrender themselves to their environment. While the branches surrender their independence and lose themselves in the tree, they grow beautiful with leaf, and flower, and fruit; but as soon as they detach themselves from the general life, they begin to wither and rot, and men gather them into bundles and burn them. While the members surrender their individual life to the one life of the body, the rich blood courses through them, and they become strong and vigorous, but a severed member soon becomes a withered and shapeless thing. So the selfish man ethically destroys himself by selfishness. In proportion as we give, we shall receive, and THE POWER OF PERFECT SACRIFICE IS ALSO THE POWER OF PERFECT LIFE!” —je 6:17 p.m.