Thursday, April 25, 2013

God's Reading List: C.G. Jung

 Instead of the propitiating praise to an unpredictable king or the child's prayer to a loving father, the responsible living and fulfilling of the divine love in us will be our form of worship of, and commerce with, God.
 
 
The individual who is not anchored in God can offer no resistance on his own resources to the physical and moral blandishments of the world. For this he needs the evidence of inner, transcendent experience which alone can protect him from the otherwise inevitable submersion in the mass.

We have now become participants of the divine life and we have to assume a new responsibility. Man's relationship to God probably has to undergo a certain important change: Instead of the propitiating praise to an unpredictable king or the child's prayer to a loving father, the responsible living and fulfilling of the divine love in us will be our form of worship of, and commerce with, God. His goodness means grace and delight and his dark side the terrible temptation of power.

Man has already received so much knowledge that he can destroy his own planet. Let us hope that God's good spirit will guide him in his decisions, because it will depend on man's decision whether God's creation will continue. Nothing shows more drastically than this possibility how much of divine power has come within reach of man.

C.G. Jung
The Undiscovered Self

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