1 You are too rebellious, you have such grave resistance, you look down on Me too much, you are too cold toward Me, you love Me too little, and you hate Me too much. You disdain My work and despise My actions too much. Where is your submission? Where is your character? Where is your love? When have you demonstrated the ingredients of love that are within you? When have you taken My work seriously?
2 Did you ever realize what you are doing today: rampaging through the world; scheming against each other; deceiving each other; behaving treacherously, secretively, and shamelessly; not knowing the truth; acting with crookedness and deceit; practicing flattery; considering yourselves always to be right and better than others; being arrogant; and acting savagely like wild animals in mountains and as crudely as the king of the beasts—are these behaviors befitting a human being? You are rude and unreasonable. You have never treasured My words, but instead have adopted a contemptuous attitude toward them.
3 Where will achievements, a true human life, and beautiful hopes come from like this? Will your extravagant imagination truly rescue you from the tiger’s mouth? Will it really rescue you from the burning flames? Would you have fallen to this point if you had genuinely regarded My work as priceless treasure? Could it be that your fate actually cannot be changed? Are you willing to die with such regrets?
Adapted from “The Essence and Identity of Man” in The Word Appears in the Flesh