638 Man Doesn’t Know How to Enjoy God’s Bounty
1 The riches of God’s household are without number and unfathomable, yet man has never come to God to enjoy them. He is incapable of enjoying them on his own, nor of protecting himself using his own efforts; instead, he has always placed his trust in others. Of all those God looks upon, no one has ever sought Him deliberately and directly. They all come before God at the urging of others, following the majority, and they are unwilling to pay the price or spend the time to enrich their lives. Hence, among man, no one has ever lived in reality, and all people live lives that are without meaning.
2 The riches of God’s household are without number and unfathomable, yet man has never come to God to enjoy them. He is incapable of enjoying them on his own. Because of the long-established ways and customs of man, the bodies of all people are suffused with the odor of earthly soil. As a result, man has grown callous, insensible to the world’s desolation, and he instead busies himself with the work of enjoying himself on this frozen earth. Man’s life has not the slightest warmth, and is devoid of any trace of humanity or light—yet he has ever inured himself to it, abiding a lifetime bereft of worth in which he rushes about without achieving anything.
Adapted from “Chapter 20” of God’s Words to the Entire Universe
in The Word Appears in the Flesh