It is not true that religion reached its acme nineteen hundred years ago, and that we are for ever to refer back to what was written and said in those days. No, sir religion is a vital living thing, still growing and working, capable of endless extension and development, like all other fields of thought. There were many eternal truths spoken of old and handed down to us in a book, some parts of which may indeed be called holy. But there are others yet to be revealed and if we are to reject them because they are not in those pages, we should act as wisely as the scientist who would take no notice of Kirschoff's spectral analysis because there is no mention of it in Albertus Magnus.
When the voice of your friend or the page of your book sinks into democratic equality with the pattern of the wallpaper, the feel of your clothes, your memory of last night, and the noises from the road, you are falling asleep. The highly selective consciousness enjoyed by fully alert men, with all its builded sentiments and consecrated ideals, has as much to be called real as the drowsy chaos, and more.
I repeat, not the man does it, because he has nothing to say on his own destiny, because how the history of the human past is written and that book cannot be changed, so is the future which will be a part of the history and his book neither can be changed. The only free way given to man to act on his destiny is by love. The man can and has the capacity to love or hate. By having love man also has Holiness and Faith and thus he becomes religious.Everything that is Holy receives other new meanings throughout the historical evolution. The term aevolutionaa, as I have said it, is inadequate to a world which has a destiny, but it is the closes to what I want to express now. The saints are those who receive supernatural powers from the man. They can do Good or they can intervene in the human destiny.