“Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace. By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beast. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character and man is their maker and master.” -James Allen
Through the power of the Atonement of Christ, we can become cleansed from sin and be lifted up above the crude unrefined state of the ordinary and become extraordinary. We have the power to change our ways, to start a new page, to turn around a corner with His help. He is our Master Teacher in teaching us how to forge ourselves in His perfect image. These things I testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.