An Invitation to Change the World
Spiritual arrogance is killing us, according to this latest conversation with God.Simon & Schuster.
God, please be here. We need help.
I am here.
We need help.
The world is on the brink of disaster. And I'm not talking about natural disaster; I'm talking about man-made calamity.
I know. And you're right.
I mean, humans have had disagreements before, and serious ones, but now our divisions and disagreements can lead not simply to wars -- which are bad enough -- but to the end of civilization as we know it.
That is correct. You have assessed the situation correctly.
You understand the severity of the problem; you simply do not understand the nature of the problem. You do not know what is causing it. So you keep trying to solve it at every level except the level at which it exists.
The level of belief.
The problem facing the world today is a spiritual problem.
Your ideas about spirituality are killing you.
You keep trying to solve the world's problem as if it were a political problem, or an economic problem, or even a military problem, and it is none of these. It is a spiritual problem. And that is the one problem human beings don't seem to know how to solve.
Then help us.
In many ways.
This book will help us?
What do we have to do?
And then what?
That's what they all say. "It's in The Book," they say. "Read it and heed it. That's all you have to do." The problem is, they all hold up a different book.
And every book says something else.
So now we should "read and heed" this book?
It's not a question of what you should do. It's a question of what you may do if you choose to. It is an invitation, not a requirement.
Why would I want to read this book when I've already been told by True Believers that all the answers are in the other books -- they books that they are telling me to heed?
Because you have not heeded them.