528 Performing One’s Duty Means Doing All They Can
1 Man’s performance of his duty is, in actuality, the accomplishment of all that is inherent within man, which is to say, that which is possible for man. It is then that his duty is fulfilled. The defects of man during his service are gradually reduced through progressive experience and the process of his undergoing judgment; they do not hinder or affect man’s duty. Those who cease to serve or yield and fall back for fear that there may be drawbacks to their service are the most cowardly of all.
2 If people cannot express what they ought to express during service or achieve what is inherently possible for them, and instead fool about and go through the motions, they have lost the function that a created being should have. Such people are what are known as “mediocrities;” they are useless refuse. How can such people properly be called created beings? Are they not corrupt beings that shine on the outside but are rotten within?
Adapted from “The Difference Between
the Ministry of God Incarnate and the Duty of Man”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh