YW Lesson 1-41: "The Ability to Succeed"

This lesson is such a wonderful breath of fresh air! Not only do I get away from those strictly practical lessons that I struggle with so much, but it may just be the first lesson in this entire manual that I didn't want to completely rework.

This whole ability to succeed thing is something I've been thinking about a lot lately. I am from that generation that was spoon fed a steady diet of how special my millennial peers and I were. I'm one of those nonsensical "generals in the war in heaven" that was going to lead the world to the truth through the strength of my bright shining countenance, and I'm left with the middle age angst to prove it. I can't tell you how happy I am to find none of that kind of stuff in this lesson, and I would beg all of us to resist the temptation to add it.

Instead, this lesson teaches divine nature as it *should* be taught. We are of worth because we are children of God. And as such we have seeds of divinity within us. Seeds that can be nourished into expressions of creativity and compassion, kindness and intelligence. Not because we make a lot of money or a lot of people know who we are.

This lesson would be such a great place to make a dent in the purely cultural construct that visible blessings of wealth or beauty come because of righteousness.

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