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Chapter 9: Truth Wins.Eventually

Matthew 13

34 All these things spake Jesus
unto the multitude in parables;
and without a parable
spake he not unto them:

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away,
and went into the house:
and his disciples
came unto him, saying,
“Declare unto us
the parable of the tares of the field.”

37 He answered and said unto them,
“He that soweth the good seed
is the son of man;”

38 “The field is the world;
the good seed are the children
of the kingdom;
but the tares are the children
of the wicked one;”

39 “The enemy that sowed them
is the devil;
the harvest is the end of the world;
and the reapers are the angels.”

40 “As thereforeb the tares are gathered
and burned in the fire;
so shall it be
in the end of this world.”

41 “The son of man
shall send forth his angels,
and they shall gather
out of his kingdom
all things that offend,
and which do iniquity”

42. “And shall cast them
into a furnace of fire:
there shall be wailing
and gnashing of teeth.”

43. “Then shall the righteous
shine forth as the sun
in the kingdom of their father.
Who have ears to hear, let him hear.”

44. “Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like unto treasure hid in a field
the which when a man hath found,
he hideth, and for joy thereof
goeth and selleth all that he hath,
and buyeth that field.”

The other day I was reading a few lines of Stephen Crane’s. I would like to read them to you:

A man said to the universe, “Sir, I exist.”

“However,” replied the universe, “the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.”

Man can exist in two ways. One, that the whole celebrates him. One, that the whole welcomes him. One, that the whole feels blessed because of him. And the other, that the whole feels cursed.

Man can live a life of good, truth and beauty and man can live a life of untruth, evil and ugliness - and man is free to live and to choose. Man is a tremendous freedom: that is his innermost nature. Nothing is forced; hence the beauty of the adventure, and hence the danger also. You have to choose.

Your choice will determine your being, your choice will become your destiny. On each step, every moment, you have to decide who are you.

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