1998-09-13-We Are With You
Topic: We Are With You
Group: Tallahassee TeaM
Will: The love of God surrounds us, the love of God embraces us. All of creation is here, but for God. Wherever we gather, God is. Good evening my dear students, and welcome to our visitor. This is your teacher, Will, who loves you so much.
It has been some time since we last spoke, although I have continued to monitor your activities, and I am very pleased with each of you. There has been some concern expressed regarding our intermittent communications, and yet I have told you often that ultimately you will be sent out into the world, and each of you will be teachers of others. This is the most effective manner in which our message will be conveyed: one person to one person. Discussions and lessons from celestials who are invisible, ethereal, many would say is a product of an over-heated imagination and would hardly be taken seriously. What is noticeable is a life well lived, a faith expressed in common, everyday vernacular, selfless service with no expectation of compensation, an overflowing heart, a twinkle in your eye, a smile on your face. This is what I call inspired ministry.
This is not to say that we will not be cheering you on at every step, speaking with you from time to time, reaching out to assist you when possible. But basically, your community will become self-contained in its efforts to spread the good news. We have taught you much and you have a responsibility, therefore, to share that knowledge with your brothers and sisters. But as I think each of you can appreciate, the specific knowledge of cosmological structure, of factual information, will hardly be convincing to your brothers and sisters, especially those who are already convinced of an alternative perspective. No, this ministry is not about convincing someone that your perspective is correct. This ministry is about touching your brothers and sisters with love. It's so very hard to remember at times, when you chafe at another's misunderstood, mis-perceived vision of what is required to proceed toward God. A closed mind will never permit you to explain a different scenario; however, there is no mind so closed that selfless service cannot flow love over any barrier between you.
You are cautioned that the knowledge you have gained from the Urantia Book not become a barrier in your ability to bridge all gaps between people through your joyful countenance. You must walk with grace and joy, and spread love when you go, for indeed you will meet many people of many different theological and philosophical persuasions. Your job is not to convert them to your way of thinking, but to communicate with them through heart connections, to become a conduit for the love which is given to you from God, and to do so with faith, and in the end all things will work for the best. I believe you are ready to accept this challenge, to be able to resist clashing with your brothers and sisters over dogma and ritual, and to see straight through the very essence of your counterparts and know that they too are children of God. This is your charge, these are your instructions.