I see several of you came looking at the appointed time this month, and I was not yet here. I apologize. This month culminates our Greatest Salesman journey, which is always a rewarding time. We see the full effect of our studies for nearly the last year, and I hope you are energized like I am. For anyone who doubts a superior, overarching force — no matter the name you assign that force — the following passage rings true:
My life need not be filled with religion in order for me to recognize this greatest mystery of nature. All creatures that walk the earth, including man, possess the instinct to cry for help. Why do we possess this instinct, this gift?
Are not our cries a form of prayer? Is it not incomprehensible in a world governed by nature’s laws to give a lamb, or a mule, or a bird, or man the instinct to cry out for help lest some great mind has also provided that the cry should be heard by some superior power having the ability to hear and answer our cry?
It’s simple. It makes sense. The fact that we can cry for help implies implicitly and irrevocably that someone is there to hear our cries. And if someone can hear, someone can respond. We don’t always know the form or function of the response. Sometimes the response is immediate. Sometimes the response is not what we expect or want, but know someone hears.