2l4 TALKS ON " AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER " suffering. He would not take it, and he must evolve. Therefore, if there is no other way in which he will accept the thing, no other way ifi which he can evolve, then under the Divine Laws he learns by the evil that he does and the suffering that follows upon that evil. So you see there is a sense in which everything absolutely is God. Still, it is not exactly in that sense that these words are written; it is that in every man is the Divine spark which makes him man; he could not be there, he could not be a man, if that were not present. If you can get at that, if you can get behind the personality which is so warped, which has gone so far wrong, if you can get to the Divine life in man, you can appeal to that. It is the thing which,, you have in common with him. Remember that the tc evil " man, as a soul, wishes to make progress just as you do. He wishes to get rid of the evil which is haunting and obsessing and troubling his personality ; and therefore, if you can only get back to that soul through all this outer crust of hardness and evil, that soul will rush up and help you in your endeavours to help the personality. I have been a priest and a lay- helper. I worked in some of the very worst parts in England. I worked in the parish of St. Albans, Holborn, there is no fouler district in London than that. I have seen very many men whom you would think hopeless criminals; I have never seen one yet that had not some spark of good in him somewhere.