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Man's Helplessness

by Norman P. Grubb

There is therefore a fundamental lesson that created human man has to learn, that is, that we are created helpless, unable to be good, unable to do good, unable to think aright, see aright, or do anything. We’re created only to be the containers of the One Who is all wisdom, all power, all perfection, all everything. He, joined to me, becomes the all-conqueror. I joined to Him. And it’s a union which hasn’t to be sought or reckoned on, which just is; just is! So that basic helplessness has to be discovered.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “The Liberated Self”