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THE LOGIC OF DESPAIR

John 11:35 Jesus wept.
John 11:35 Jesus wept.

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Religion, the conviction-faith of the personality, can always triumph over the superficially contradictory LOGIC OF DESPAIR born in the unbelieving material mind. There really is a true and genuine inner voice, that “true light which lights every man who comes into the world.” And this spirit leading is distinct from the ethical prompting of human conscience. The feeling of religious ASSURANCE is more than an emotional feeling. The ASSURANCE of religion transcends the reason of the mind, even the logic of philosophy. Religion is faith, trust, and ASSURANCE.  101:0.3

True religion is not a system of philosophic belief which can be reasoned out and substantiated by natural proofs, neither is it a fantastic and mystic experience of indescribable feelings of ecstasy which can be enjoyed only by the romantic devotees of mysticism. Religion is not the product of reason, but viewed from within, it is altogether reasonable. Religion is not derived from the logic of human philosophy, but as a mortal experience it is altogether logical. RELIGION IS THE EXPERIENCING OF DIVINITY in the consciousness of a moral being of evolutionary origin; it represents true experience with eternal realities in time, the realization of spiritual satisfactions while yet in the flesh.  101:1.1

WHEN JESUS WEPT
After Jesus had spent a few moments in comforting Martha and Mary, apart from the mourners, he asked them, “Where have you laid him?” Then Martha said, “Come and see.” And as the Master followed on in silence with the two sorrowing sisters, HE WEPT. When the friendly Jews who followed after them saw his tears, one of them said: “Behold how he loved him. Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind have kept this man from dying?” By this time they were standing before the family tomb, a small natural cave, or declivity, in the ledge of rock which rose up some thirty feet at the far end of the garden plot..  168:1.1

It is difficult to explain to human minds just WHY JESUS WEPT. While we have access to the registration of the combined human emotions and divine thoughts, as of record in the mind of the Personalized Adjuster, we are not altogether certain about the real cause of these emotional manifestations. We are inclined to believe that Jesus wept because of a number of thoughts and feelings which were going through his mind at this time, such as:  168:1.2

Early next day Jesus was up and on his way to the temple. On the brow of Olivet he paused and WEPT over the sight his eyes beheld — a spiritually impoverished people, tradition bound and living under the surveillance of the Roman legions.  125:4.2

They pressed on, soon standing on the brink of Olivet, and Jesus saw for the first time (in his memory) the Holy City, the pretentious palaces, and the inspiring temple of his Father. At no time in his life did Jesus ever experience such a purely human thrill as that which at this time so completely enthralled him as he stood there on this April afternoon on the Mount of Olives, drinking in his first view of Jerusalem. And in after years, on this same spot he stood and WEPT over the city which was about to reject another prophet, the last and the greatest of her heavenly teachers.  124:6.10