It’s a new month, and we’re on to a new chapter (scroll) in Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World. This chapter addresses an age-old concern in the form of the existence of a “superior power.”
As a Christian, I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior many, many years ago. That’s my foundation for looking at the “superior power” window. I’ve accepted there are many interpretations of that same thing. I don’t understand some of them, but I know the terminology may differ to achieve the same ultimate end. This month’s scroll summarizes it for me, and I’m going to quote the part that does.
My life need not be filled with religion in order for me to recognize this greatest mystery of nature. All creatures that walk the earth, including man, possess the instinct to cry for help. Why do we possess this instinct, this gift?
Are not our cries a form of prayer Is it not incomprehensible in a world governed by nature’s laws to give a lamb, or a mule, or a bird, or man the instinct to cry for help lest some great mind has also provided that the cry should be heard by some superior power having the ability to hear and to answer our cry?
That’s enough for me. If there were no superior power, we would not be able to make the cry. Man is creative and creates a lot of answers to this possibility, but at its core, we have the ability to cry for help, so there must be an entity capable of answering that cry.
Are you at a place in your life where you want to take charge and begin working for what you want and need? Until you are taking care of you, you can’t effectively take care of anyone else.