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The Search for Meaning on a Fallen World

Presented by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase

to members and guests of Global Community Communications Church at a World-Wide Sunday Service

(Also available in the book,Global Change Teachings for the New Millennium, Series Three)

Teaching by Niánn Emerson Chase

How many of you have felt like you are just a mediocre person, whether it is in the old order on this fallen world or here in this Divine New Order we are trying to establish on this fallen world? How many of you have felt at times that you are mediocre, and you are frustrated with that, and you want to be more? Have any of you experienced that one? Scary, isn’t it? Of course here at the First Planetary Sacred Home, we know that God does not make junk and, of course, that cosmic and Urantian destiny reservists are not mediocre. To feel that way is something that happens on a fallen world. What does mediocre mean? According to Webster’s Dictionary, mediocre means, “of moderate or low quality; of low value, low ability, low performance; ordinary; so-so.” I think that you all can relate to this because I think that at times almost every single person on this fallen world has felt very so-so, ordinary, or even less than ordinary. They are just trying to feel ordinary. They feel less than that, and there is such a struggle to feel more human, more excellent, more worthy, more worthwhile, more lovable. There are just so many things that people try out in order to find themselves and find that worthiness, to climb out of that mediocrity in certain roles they may play. It may be being a good student. It may be in a relationship. It may be in their good looks. It may be in a career that they pursue. It may be in a group that they belong to, a country club or a sorority. It may be in the type of vehicle they drive, in the beautiful clothes they wear, that type of thing, and, of course, eventually people realize that it is none of that at all. They may still feel very mediocre when they allow themselves to get quiet and the Spirit of God can begin to speak to them. Read the rest of this entry »