The Energy of Goodwill
Goodwill is humanity's first attempt to express the love of God, for goodwill is the lowest expression of true love and the one most easily understood. To many, the use of the word love in matters of group and national relationships is meaningless.
But goodwill still retains significance and can be understood by all. Goodwill is both an attitude and a harmonizing energy.
Goodwill is love in action.
There are many different qualities and energies impinging on human consciousness today, producing both constructive and destructive effects. The most needed, if we are to move safely into the new age, is the energy of goodwill. The best-laid plans fail if those who implement them lack goodwill to one another. Without goodwill, conferences are empty of any real and lasting results. The existence of a spirit of goodwill is an essential pre-requisite for the creative solution of the many problems of humanity.
Goodwill is the common platform on which all races and creeds can meet.
Hope lies in the fact that goodwill is far more widespread
throughout the world than is recognized. The spirit of goodwill is present in millions of people, and it evokes a sense of responsibility. Men and women of goodwill will sense this new world responsibility and seek to undertake their share.
They think increasingly in terms of the whole and their influence is growing as a positive force for good.
It is upon this steadily growing goodwill that the hope of the world is based. It is found in the membership of every group which exists for world betterment. It constitutes an unused power which has never yet been organized as a world force.
If the men and women of goodwill in the world are to
grasp their present opportunity, they must deepen their understanding of this energy they possess, and understand more clearly how it may be applied in practical terms in the modern world.
"The Energy of Goodwill," Lucis Trust, www.lucistrust.org