The Great Chain on Urantia (Chapter 9, page 2 of 9)

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Chapter 9

These sometime trips to town have given him Some contact with the outside world, but they Cannot do much for fostering the social skills And customary deferential stance Another child comes by unconsciously In imitation of compliant peers.

Our Jack not only has no peers, he does Not recognize the concept. Our peerless Jack.

He feels himself too much himself and not A part of us; he is as yet an alien: By virtue of his youth he stands alone, A crispy lettuce in a grove of oaks.

It is an early lesson in the ineluctable Solitude of every human soul: Man stands alone, so basically and tragically Alone, that just to think of it strikes fear Into the heart of every thinking person.

And such is Jack. The compensating virtue Of losing self in God's encompassing Ubiquity, the merging with the oversoul Of God Supreme in mystic contemplation, This cannot yet be real to Jack. And certainly The dimmer version of that ecstasy Vouchsafed to more pedestrian souls who find A mortal love with other mortal beings Will not be part of Jack's young life as yet.

He has so much to learn, so far To go before he can begin to be a man.

But he has come tremendous distances.

And in the fullness of our time together We hopefully can guide him step by step Towards that greater life of full humanity.

It is a long, uneven, dusty road That we must go together, Jack. May God Go with us, traveling together. May God Be with us yet. May God be with us yet.

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