127:6.12 Jesus is rapidly becoming a man, not just a young man but
an adult. He has learned well to bear responsibility. He knows how to carry on in the face of disappointment. He bears up bravely when his plans are thwarted and his purposes temporarily defeated. He has learned how to be fair
and just even in the face of injustice. He is learning how to adjust his ideals of spiritual living to the practical demands of earthly existence. He
is learning how to plan for the achievement of a higher and distant goal of idealism while he toils earnestly for the attainment of a nearer and
immediate goal of necessity. He is steadily acquiring the art of adjusting his aspirations to the commonplace demands of the human occasion. He has
very nearly mastered the technique of utilizing the energy of the spiritual drive to turn
the mechanism of material achievement. He is slowly learning how to live the heavenly life while he continues on with the earthly existence. More and
more he depends upon the ultimate guidance of his heavenly Father while he assumes the fatherly role of guiding and directing the children of his
earth family. He is becoming experienced in the skillful wresting of victory from the very jaws of defeat; he is learning how to transform the
difficulties of time into the triumphs of eternity.
127:6.13 And so, as the
years pass, this young man of
continues to experience life as it is lived in mortal flesh on the worlds of time and space. He lives a full, representative, and replete life on
Urantia. He left this world ripe in the experience which his creatures pass through during the short and strenuous years of their first life, the life
in the flesh. And all this human experience is an eternal possession of the Universe Sovereign. He is our understanding brother, sympathetic friend,
experienced sovereign, and merciful father.
127:6.14 As a child he accumulated a vast body of
knowledge; as a youth he sorted, classified, and correlated this information; and now as a man of the realm he begins to organize these mental
possessions preparatory to utilization in his subsequent teaching, ministry, and service in behalf of his fellow mortals on this world and on all
other spheres of habitation throughout the entire universe of Nebadon.
127:6.15 Born into the world a babe of the realm, he has
lived his childhood life and passed through the successive stages of youth and young manhood; he now stands on the threshold of full manhood, rich in
the experience of human living, replete in the understanding of human nature, and full of sympathy for the frailties of human nature. He is becoming
expert in the divine art of revealing his Paradise Father to all ages and stages of mortal creatures.
127:6.16 And now as a full-grown man—an adult of the
realm—he prepares to continue his supreme mission of revealing God to men and leading men to God.
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