The sufferings and sorrows of a man can be understood only by those who have suffered and sorrowed in the true sense. Those who have never been ill, or never experienced sadness, have never been betrayed, cannot share the sufferings and sorrows, or bitterness of the diseases of their neighbors in the true sense.
Therefore, by training yourself and receiving the suffering and sorrows head-on possibly, and doing your best as part of your training, what you will learn there could become the highest means of love for rescuing your neighbors. It would be a milestone in truly understanding the heart of those people who are hurt.
So the self and the other are one. All are one. All, you created from God, the children of love, the children of God. Those who are loved and created by God, the expressive form of God's will itself, are us, all the children of God.
So I would like you please to have a sense of pride, dignity, and honor in each one of your existences and in each one of your individualities, make alive the individuality God created as your own individuality and expected, and I would like you to construct the way of living happily on this ground, sharing the distresses and sufferings and also joys with others, and taking hands together. It is the advent of the realm of God, which is expressed in the word ground utopia, for which God is wishing.
In heaven, the realm of God has been made already. Also on this ground we wish to reflect the world filled with the thought of God to the three dimensions of this ground, like in heaven, where people are trusting each other, making each other alive, and speaking of the praise and glory of God to each other. We wish to restore the realm of God filled with joy and blessings to this three dimensions.
In order to become so, it is also the objective of the ground utopia within the overwhelming expression of that which is goodwill and that which is love to project the overwhelming world of love to the ground also, so that no anxiety, no betray, no sorrow, no ill will come in there, and so that they could all melt away. For that, unless the realm of God is made in the heart of humans first, it will never be made on the ground.
As the person just before mentioned, if you consider cause and effect, think in the heart of people, think in your mind together, the thought of love, tenderness, the thought of making each other alive and mutually respecting one another, the gratitude to God, a figure to praise the glory of God.
You yourself are a spirit living who has been forgiven. I think this is such a life. If it is so, think about how much forgiveness you have been in and how you are being made alive, and forgive the sin of your neighbors and what they have done.
Not only will you stop blaming that which is bad in the other, but you will accept them as they are, and make alive each other and receive each other. With that thought, please go ahead and live. I wish you would really do so.
What do you think love is? You might think it is only to indulge or forgive each other, but if love is to elevate ones own dignity and is also to make alive the other's dignity, then love sometimes is accompanied by strict words.
To make other truly alive is also make oneself alive. And to make alive oneself means that your sprit shows its splendid part at the highest level and shines a splendid light, in the process making alive your neighbors, the children of God.
That the life for the neighbors gets back to you means that it is for brightening your own life. Therefore, regardless of the self or others, if you see those who are being hurt, think of it as your pain. And if there are those who feel sad and are suffering, or being mentally hard-pressed, please think of those distresses and sufferings as being your own pain, and do your best at taking in their feelings.
And in that process your spirit will learn totally the true wisdom, courage, judgment, and that which is original severity; all of those will be included.
Otherwise, that which is so cannot be solved. If you are mislead thinking that which is indulgent fully is love, then you are mistaken. If you are going to make the one happy truly, sometimes you may need to scold. There might be occasions when you say strong words like "be strong," or "have honor" in order to encourage others.
In the process, the generosity of love, the severity of love, the richness of love, and the sorrow caused by love --- you are going to learn all of those things. That you are going to learn all of those is part of the growth of your spirit, the evolution of yourself, and is part of the figures cooperating on behalf of the happiness of your companions and wishing their happiness.
Therefore, shifting from the egoism of contemporary people, in which only the individual selves are going to pursue happiness, to figures making each other alive mutually, taking hands mutually, and sympathizing with each other, healing each other, and encouraging each other. This is what God is wishing from now, the true figure of the children of God at the development stage of love itself. I think so.
To the Ones on the Ground amid the Approaching Natural Calamities
- John the Baptist
- A Woman of Essenes