I comment on this Emmet Fox teaching a couple times every year, for it is always applicable in my life, the teaching timeless. I began following politics in 1968 and came of age politically during the election of 1972. Since then one truth has become abundantly clear: regardless of who wins the other side is always incredulous their candidate or issue lost, claiming all manner of reasons why, adding for effect the dire consequences to come from the electorate’s poor decision. Today, Living on the Spiritual Basis places secular issues and concerns in their proper perspective; politicians come and go, those in power today will not be forever and regardless of how we may feel about them, history demonstrates there really is nothing new under the sun.
To wit: The Captain Is On The Bridge
“The world is not going to the dogs. The human race is not doomed. Civilization is not going to crash. The captain is on the bridge. Humanity is going through a difficult time, but humanity has gone through difficulties many times before in its long history, and has always come through, strengthened and purified.
Do not worry yourself about the universe collapsing. It is not going to collapse, and anyway that question is none of your business. The captain is on the bridge. If the survival of humanity depended upon you or me, it would be a poor lookout for the Great Enterprise, would it not?
The captain is on the bridge. God is still in business. All that you have to do is to realize the Presence of God where trouble seems to be, to do your nearest duty to the very best of your ability; and to keep an even mind until the storm is over.”
Emmet Fox wrote the above during the great economic depression of the 1930’s as war clouds were gathering over Europe and Asia, the precursor to WW 2 and the American heartland was gripped in a Black Blizzard, the greatest ecological disaster in this country’s history, as dust storms destroyed crops and displaced millions from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
The overriding truth is simply this: God has always been and will always be; our job to keep an even mind and proper perspective while remembering there will always be someone reminding us the sky is falling, again.
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