The purpose of the Christian path is to awaken in our earthly ego the free power to determine what we unite ourselves with- either that which enriches the Kingdom of God on earth or that which hinders it. Goethe speaks of this free power.
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people only as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” Goethe