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tragic mistake that is often made is to assume that the will of God
is bound to be something very dull and uninviting, if not positively
Consciously or not some persons look upon God as a
hard taskmaster, or a severe parent. . . . The truth is that the will of
for us always means greater freedom, greater self-expression, newer and
brighter experience, wider opportunity of service to others—life more
is bigger than any problem.
God in you is greater than any difficulty you have to
God cares for you more than it is possible
for any human being to realize.
God can help you in
proportion to the degree in which you worship Him.
worship God by really putting your trust in Him instead
of in outer conditions, or in fear, or in depression, or
in seeming dangers, and so forth.
You worship God
by recognizing His presence everywhere,
in all people and
conditions that you meet; and by praying regularly.
You pray well when you pray with joy.
Let us be merciful in our mental
judgments of our brothers and sisters,
for, in truth, we are all one, and the more deeply they seem to err,
the more urgent is the need for us to help them with the right thought,
and so make it easier for them to get free.
will change your mind concerning anything and absolutely
keep it changed, that thing must and will change too. It is
the keeping up of the change in thought that is difficult.
It calls for vigilance and determination.
All the old traditions tell
us that there is more than one path to the great Goal.. . .
and easiest pathway of all is the pathway of Love.
the one pathway that is open to all, irrespective of what
conditions or circumstances may be.
For every person, everywhere,
true attainment awaits through the
yoga of Love, for yoga means union
and it is our union with God that makes
the attainment possible.
is the food which you furnish to your mind
that determines the whole character of your life.
art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make
that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we
are the instruments and expression of God Himself.
are not happy because you are well. You are well because
you are happy. You are not depressed because trouble has come
to you, but trouble has come to you because you are depressed.
You can change your thoughts and feelings, and then the outer
things will come to correspond, and indeed there is no other way of
a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you. . .
If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is
troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely
Fox was born in Ireland on July 30, 1886, was educated in England,
pursued his spiritual career mostly in the United States, and died
in France on August 13, 1951.
His father, who died before Fox was ten, was a physician and
Parliament. Fox attended Stamford Hill Jesuit college near
became an electrical engineer. However, he early discovered
that he had healing power, and from the time of his late teens
studied New Thought. He came to know the prominent New
Thought writer Thomas Troward.
Fox attended the London meeting at which the International New
Thought Alliance was organized in 1914. He gave his first
New Thought talk in Mortimer Hall in London in 1928. Soon he
went to the United States, and in 1931 was selected to become the
successor to the James Murray as the minister of New York's Church
of the Healing Christ. Fox became immensely popular, and
spoke to audiences in some of the largest halls in the city. He
was ordained in the Divine Science branch of New Thought.
While Emmet Fox lived he addressed some of the largest audiences
gathered to hear one man's thoughts on the religious meaning of
life. His books and pamphlets have been distributed to over three
people and it can be conservatively estimated that they have come
the hands of ten million.
Fox's secretary was the mother of one of the men who worked with
Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson, and partly as a
this connection early AA groups often went to hear Fox. His
especially "The Sermon on the Mount," became popular in
The influence of Emmet Fox in the spread of New Thought ideas and
emphases lies not simply in the large number of his readers, but
fact that he is so widely read my ministers of all
check in large denominational bookstores in various cities from
time has revealed that Emmet Fox's books are in constant demand;
these are the stores in which ministers chiefly buy their
books. They do
not, of course, read it as New Thought, but they buy it and read
it. There is nothing sectarian, certainly, in the titles "The
Sermon on the
Mount" and "The Ten Commandments," nor is there
anything about them
outwardly to indicate that they are New Thought, and nearly half a
century after his death, the writings of Emmet Fox remain
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