tends to bind them to past experiences, and possibly delays their turning to the Father for divine guidance and further progress.
Living with memories isn't fulfilling God's plan for your life. God is life, within you, eagerly seeking unity with other life, yearning to picture forth the health and joy and strength and usefulness that there is in all God life. God is love that must be converted into loving--loving things of the present, those about you, the thoughts and words and works that are adding to the wealth and peace and beauty of the world now.
Dear, would it shock you if I told you I do not believe that those souls whom you have known as friends in the past--and who failed to understand and conform to the divine law of life so that they could stay with the body and work out the divine harmony of His kingdom at the time you knew them in the flesh--are in the least interested in keeping up the old connections and friendships! Why, they are no doubt awake to the fact that they lacked much in the way of light and power and life, and they are surely much more interested in getting at the vital Truth and its application, so that they shall not again fall short and be obliged to change
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