1. Of the people in the world, who but lives within God’s grace? Did God not endow human beings with material blessings, who would be able to enjoy sufficiency in the world? Surely, allowing you to take up your place as God’s people is not the only blessing, is it? Supposing that you were not God’s people but rather service-doers, would you not be living within God’s blessing?
2. Not one among you is capable of fathoming the place whence God’s words come. Humanity—far from treasuring the names that God has conferred upon you, so many of you, at the title “service-doers,” nurse resentment in their hearts, and so many, at the title “God’s people,” breed love in their hearts. Do not dare try to fool God—His eyes see and penetrate all! Who among you receives willingly, who among you gives complete obedience? If the salute to the kingdom did not ring out, would you truly be able to obey to the end?
from “The Tenth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh