Recollections of My Life on Urantia - Part 6 - Lessons on Time and Reaping What You Sow - Aug 03, 2014 - Philippines Teaching Mission

Part 6 of Recollections of My Life on Urantia
Teacher: Michael of Nebadon
Lesson: Time/ Reaping What You Sow
T/R: Evan Mariano
August 3, 2014 at  6:33 pm

I would like to continue my life story.  When I was preaching I often spoke in parables because the ideas I taught were new and people had difficulty understanding them.

Here is a parable for modern man.  There was a farmer who tilled his land so that he could have vegetables to sell when harvest time came.  The farmer took good care of his vegetable garden and did everything he could to produce a bountiful harvest. But when harvest time came he found to his dismay that some insects and parasites had eaten the underlying leaves which affected the price he could fetch for his produce.

It is said that you reap what you sow but this was not the case. What had gone wrong?

The farmer is like the man who thinks he has prepared for everything that he needs in life.  He is financially secure, family life is good, he has many friends, he has even shared his blessings with many people, travels to many places and has done many things that a successful man normally does.  Nearing the end of his life, his aging body begins to slow and he finds himself with less friends and family and he is left alone most of the time in a home where visitors are rare.  He is filled with a gnawing emptiness he cannot shake off or understand.  

This is modern man's dilemma.  What is it that will make the life of any man remarkable and meaningful?  Today's technological advances allow you to live exhilarating lives.  With the click of a finger, you are able to roam the world, obtain and transfer data, see friends you haven’t seen for a long time, and the list goes on and on.  There doesn’t seem to be an end with new inventions that make your lives even more exciting and invigorating.

Modern technology is bringing to all men the gift of speed and the extremes of creative genius.  Human beings all over the world are using technology to get information, education, answers, rewards and everything comes fast and easy.

If men will not stop this endless cycle of doing things faster, cheaper, better etc. his mind gets used to this speed cycle of material advancement and gradually his thinking is clouded with too much to do, with busy-ness with the material world until his desire for spiritual growth practically ceases.  He becomes less and less interested in what will truly make him what he really is.

Modern man must stop to take some time to reflect and seek the truth about life or he will not find the wholeness and health he expected out of it.  Life becomes superfluous and many things you do may be unnecessary and are merely futile attempts to clutch at straws of happiness.

Allow the Spirit of Love to touch your hearts and do not become so attracted to material things in life that your attention to the most important part of you, your spiritual nature, is made to suffer and wilt with neglect.  Let the end of your life radiate the peace and happiness that comes from having listened to your God Fragment within you.  When the day of harvest arrives, you can be assured of joys and rewards from gracious living and thinking.  Create a more beautiful end to your mortal existence by striving to mirror the image of your loving Creator.  I love you My Children of Urantia. Michael.