Chapter 22: The Benefit of Modesty

When the “wrong” principles, being in the wrong entirely, have become “upright,”
Depression becomes surplus.
The poor and worn out become new.
The few become the many, and many are confused.

Live according to the way of the saints:
Embrace the day and serve Heaven,
Love all things under the sky.

Uneasiness appears, but Reason brings understanding.
Uneasiness existing, Reason manifests;
Uneasiness is cut down because there is service and merit in this world.
Uneasiness is easy to sympathize with because it’s been around forever, and we all feel its sting.

Man alone fails to live up to expectations because in all of God’s dominion, there is no other creature who is capable of debate.

The ancient saying goes, “The partial will become whole.”
How can it be false to say?
The genuine completion of everything, ever, (time, space, the whole shebang) is included in it.


Speaking of living modestly: I am doing just that.

As someone on SSDI for MS and seizure disorder, I am living off of $683 a month, and my husband has been looking for work for more than 2 years. We are moving to Chicago to live with family in 2 weeks because we cannot afford rent next month.

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