Agriculture & Human Evolution
The use of the soil for
those developments in its supplying the needs to man, to supply that
which is its privilege a blessing to its Maker.
Each product is to supply
certain elements to the body of man; not by man's changing same, but
that purpose the Creator gave it as food, as a supply to man's
physical need in even a changing world.
Thus the stress should be
upon each agriculture product being given its opportunity for
fulfilling its mission in relationship to man; or the study of the
soil as to how better to produce grasses, vegetables, fruits,
berries or the like; or to supply the elements in the animal
kingdom; that its flesh, its milk, may have those elements necessary
for supplying to man that which has its spiritual value and not in a
cantankerous or a diffusing manner.
The soil, with the
products of nature, for not only sustenance, not merely sustenance,
but look upon same as upon the supply.
For, that which in nature
aids the individual man to fulfil His purpose towards the Creative
Influences or God, is fulfilling its mission in the material world.
That import as the supply
that which aids the plant, the animal, the tree, nature itself, to
better give greater sustenance, greater strength, greater purpose
for its material manifestation in the earth.
As the product, the fruit
of soil, its purpose is to supply the physical strength for man's
sustenance, and is in spirit of the same source as the spirit of
For, as man assimilates in the mind, so it assimilates in the
This is the reason why the
Hospitallers Order of the Good News, finds it necessary for taking
these things into consideration, as to these very necessary
As this will enable man to
keep that balance.
In those fields of service
and in the activities with the soil, with the products of the soil,
the Order is thus a community that makes practical not merely by
theory but by living practical spiritual evolution.
Know that the silver and
the gold is the Lord's, the cattle on a thousand hills is His. These
are lent to thee that ye may use that substance as unto glory of
God, not gratifying of self-indulgence nor of self-glorification.