The Uncomfortable Talks by Bill Skiles Talk Number 7 Why Seek Ye the Living Among the Dead?
This is the first talk of 2013, Sunday morning, January 6th, and it’s another Uncomfortable Talk. And if you’re not uncomfortable during this talk at some point, I’m pretty sure you’re not listening – not deeply listening. Because we’re going to discuss some things today that are uncomfortable. I don’t like them either. I don’t like to look at them. But I need to look at them. I must know the truth, and the truth will set me free. I cannot pretend, and quite frankly, I’m not sure where to start.
I will give you the name of this talk. The principle of this talk is: Why seek ye the living among the dead? And as you recall, that’s what the angel said to those that looked into the tomb and were trying to find Jesus Christ and his body, and it wasn’t there. The angel said: “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” And I’m afraid that when we’re practicing the letter of truth, that’s what we do. We seek the living among the dead. We try to demonstrate spiritual principles in our human lives, and it will not work. It does not work.
Now, before you sat down and started this talk, what were you thinking about? Let’s be honest with yourself now. Take a look, climb up here into the mind and see what were you thinking about? Were you thinking like me that tomorrow’s Monday and the children go back to school, and it should be quieter around here? Were you thinking about some chore you had to do today or thinking about returning to work tomorrow? Were you thinking about your body and how you need to go do some exercise or some walking or swimming, take some vitamins? Were you thinking about doing some yoga? Perhaps you were thinking about your finances and paying off those gifts you just bought. Or maybe you’re thinking of something you need to do around the house or maybe a repair.
All these thoughts are normal thoughts. Nothing wrong with them. Except for one little thing … what are these thoughts about? All of these normal thoughts are about the world, aren’t they? Things you need to do in the world? Maybe things you did in the world. And so these are thoughts about the world, about this world. And of course we know the scripture. We’ve heard it hundreds of times: “My kingdom is not of this world.” Now who’s saying that exactly anyway? “My kingdom is not of this world.” Who is saying that? Is that some man 2000 years ago saying that to 12 other men and to a handful of women?
Where is Christ? What is Christ? If you have discovered that Christ is the I within you, then you know that that I is saying: “My kingdom, my realm, is not of this world.” And yet, when we checked our thoughts a moment ago, all of them were about this world. What do we know about the Christ? If the Christ is not of this world, is the Christ going to have thoughts of this world? No.
The Christ does not function in this world. “There is no God in the human scene,” says Joel. No God in this world.
Then if Christ is not having thoughts about this world, who is having thoughts about this world? And that would be the mind that thinks about this world, or the world mind. Now, I ask you … how close is that world mind? Was that not the mind that was just functioning in you, the world mind … looking at the world and something of the world? In fact, the world mind while that was going on was functioning as you.
Let’s just lay it out there. The world mind was you. Because it certainly wasn’t the mind which was in Christ Jesus – you know – the mind that hears the still small voice. And that mind, that world mind takes a scripture or a truth and attempts to practice it intellectually. That’s known as the letter of truth. And of course it may get a comfortable little feeling, but it doesn’t demonstrate My kingdom, does it? Because it’s trying to pull spirituality and the spiritual kingdom into this world, saying: “Thy Grace is my sufficiency. Thy Grace is my sufficiency. Thy Grace is my sufficiency 300 times a day and thinking that by saying that many times it will produce a miracle out here. All this is the world mind.
Isn’t that something? The world mind has been living you and me and all of us. If we have thoughts about this world, concerns about this world, loves of this world, fears of this world, hates of this world … then you can be sure that you’re listening to the world mind operating your mind. So how close is the world mind? Wow! Pretty close! Therefore, the angel says: “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” Why are you still looking at this world? Why are you still hoping to fix this world? Why are you still listening to the mind that speaks of this world? And why aren’t we listening to the Christ. Why aren’t we seeking the Christ among the living, which is deep within? Which is in Consciousness, not in world mind.
Maybe we don’t know how. Maybe we never learned. Maybe we thought that thinking about these truths was sufficient. But if we’ve been paying attention these last few weeks we know thinking and speaking and writing and reading and listening to truth statements are not the truth. Which is why the voice among the living says: “I am the truth.” And so we know we must come out and be separate from the mind thinking about the world, and we know we must be still. We must be silent so that the Christ in us can rise up. That same angel said: “He is not here. He is risen.” Stop looking in the tomb of the world mind and expecting Christ to function there. He is risen, and so you must rise out of world mind, and in the silence and in the stillness He is risen in you. Christ is risen and you hear its voice.
And that voice says: “[But] whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” And that is one of the scriptures that has really haunted me lately because it occurred to me the Christ of me is saying that the conscious awareness of Itself – my conscious awareness of the living Christ within rising up – is in me a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
But what is life? It’s not this form. It’s not this world. It’s not anything in this world. Life in not in this world because everything in this world can die. So that’s not life when he says springing up into everlasting life. Life existed somewhere before this form appeared, and after this form disappears life will still be somewhere. Life existed before this world. Before Abraham was I AM. Before the beginning I AM. And even unto the end and after the end of the world, I AM. So life is not this world or anything in it.
And so if I have a life in this world, whose life am I looking at? I’m looking at an artificial world mind personal sense of self, and it’s not life. Yet, the voice says within, “If you drink this water” … if you become consciously aware of I … “then it shall be in you a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” It shall spring up into a life that the senses have never known. When that world mind is silent something springs up in you, and that something is the life that I AM. It’s the real life.
Now, we’ve all heard this story, but perhaps it’s time to hear it again. It’s from Practicing the Presence, Chapter 4: The Infinite Nature of Individual Being. And it begins:
“There is an old, old story about a great spiritual teacher who knocked at the gates of heaven for admission into paradise.” That’s what we’re doing and have been doing. We’ve been knocking at the gates of our consciousness wanting to demonstrate Christ. “After some time, God came to the door and inquired, Who is there? Who knocks?”
“To this query, came the confident response,” “It is I.” [Oh, I’m] “Sorry, [I’m] very sorry. There is no room in heaven. Go away. You will have to come back some other time.” Is that not what happens when we try to demonstrate the Christ in this world in a human life, in a world mind life? We hear the same thing or experience the same thing. Go away.
“The good man, surprised at the rebuff, went away puzzled. After several years, spent in meditating and pondering over this strange reception, he returned and knocked again at the gate.” Most of us, if not all of us, have several years attempting to practice these principles and still we stand without in this temporary human, mortal dream life. So after several years in meditation he returned and knocked again. “He was met with the same question and gave a similar response. Once again he was told … there [is] no room in heaven; it[’s] completely filled at [this] time.”
“In the years that passed – now we have more years. It’s a long time to live in the letter, isn’t it? – “the teacher went deeper and deeper within himself” – you see where he went – deeper and deeper beyond the world mind to that mind which was in Christ Jesus.
“In the years that passed, the teacher went deeper and deeper within himself, meditating and pondering. After a long period of time had elapsed, he knocked at the gates of heaven for the third time. Again God asked, “Who is there?” This time his answer was, “Thou art.” “And the gates opened wide [and] God said, “Come in.” [Come in.] There never was room for Me and thee.”
And of course we read that and we, as a human being, living in this mortal mind, we read that and we think it’s kind of cute and we chuckle at it. Yes, that’s right. We might even remind ourselves “I and the Father are One,” but nothing happens. We have no real conscious awareness of this, this water that Christ has to give us. We don’t drink it. We stay in the mind.
In this same chapter on page 57, Joel says: “Let God be the only presence.” We read right over that, too, don’t we? We think it means that if I just walk around saying I and my Father are One, or I am the Life, or I am the Way, or I am the Truth, or I am the Bread … and repeat that to ourselves 315 times a day something will happen in our human experience. This doesn’t say that. This says: “The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life,” everlasting I. It doesn’t say it’ll spring up into a good human experience, does it? And so we see the world mind is the mind in which we live almost all the time, except that we have a little 5-minute or 10-minute excursion into consciousness and hoping to bring up this water, this wellspring of water.
Now we read this last week, but I want to point it out something to you. This is the New Horizon in The Infinite Way. Pay attention to how many times he says entire or intimates the word entire.
“The sense which presents pictures of discord and inharmony, disease and [health] – and now we know harmony, health, disease, death, life, a human life … all of these opposites are coming from the same world mind – is the universal mesmerism which produces the entire (that’s one – the entire) dream of human existence.” Now that means human existence is, or the entire human existence is a dream, does it not? Doesn’t mean just the bad. It means when we were thinking well, tomorrow I believe I’ll head on into work, but first I need to pick up a loaf of bread … it means all of that thinking about this world is a dream. It’s a dream, and if we act on it, then world mind is moving our body around, or world mind is moving its body, since this body is not our real body.
World mind is living here because we’re permitting it, because we’re acting on world thought. World mind says, “Okay, this is what you’re gonna do with the rest of today. You still have to get out there and clean up the yard and you have to run that errand and then you need to get home. You have to get dinner on.” And so on and so forth. All this is world mind. This is not the mind which was in Christ Jesus. Not listening to a still, small voice. You’re not drinking of the water within that springs up into everlasting I. You’re acting out world mind. So how close is world mind? World mind is you at that point, isn’t it? And so he says:
“The sense which present pictures of discord and inharmony, disease and death, is the universal mesmerism which produces the entire dream of human existence. (That’s one). It must be understood that there is no more reality to harmonious human existence than to discordant world conditions. It must be realized that the entire (that’s two) human scene is mesmeric suggestion, and we must rise above the desire for even good human conditions.” All right? “Understand fully that suggestion, belief, [or]hypnotism is the substance, or fabric, of the whole (which means entire, so that’s three) the substance, or fabric, of the [entire] mortal universe and that human conditions of both good and evil (that’s all of them, or the entire conditions) [have] no reality or permanence. [So] Be willing for the harmonious as well as the inharmonious conditions of mortal existence to disappear from your experience” … that’s what you have to do. That’s exactly what we’re talking about. You have to, “be willing for the entire mortal existence, good and bad, to disappear from your experience. (So that’s four) in order that reality may be known and enjoyed and lived.”
“Above this sense-life there is a universe of Spirit governed by Love” … Now that means above this sense-life. Where are the senses? The five senses are taking place in the brain. The brain is this world mind, this … yes, the brain is this world, the world mind. That’s where this sense-life is taking place, so above this is a “universe of Spirit governed by Love, peopled with children of God living in the household or temple of Truth.” And now those that were standing not in this world mind, but above it in Spirit, in consciousness, in the awareness of everlasting I – they were able to see Christ.
They were part of the 500 that saw Christ after the resurrection, because they weren’t standing where they saw a dead body, which is all the world mind can see. They weren’t thinking about what am I gonna do with that body or can I take it away, can I clean it up? Can I do this, can I do that? No. They were standing above that world mind in Spirit, in consciousness. And there they were able to behold the living Christ. “He is not here. He is risen. Why seek ye the living [Christ] among the dead?” Well, that’s because I’ve never learned how to live outside of this world mind. So he says:
“This world is real and permanent: Its substance is eternal Consciousness.” Or we might say, everlasting I. Right? “In it there is no awareness of discords and no awareness of good.” Now there you have it. So … “The first glimpse of Reality – [or]the Soul-realm – comes with the recognition and realization of the fact that all temporal conditions and experiences are products of self-hypnotism.” So all temporal conditions might be the same as the entire human scene. Right? “With the realization that the entire human scene” (that’s number five he uses that word) – “its good as well as its evil – is illusion, comes the first glimpse and taste of the world of God’s creation and of the sons of God who inhabit the spiritual kingdom.”
So when you reach that state that is above the world mind and you’re standing in the conscious awareness of that everlasting I, or the living I, then you become consciously aware of that dimension and all who are in it, which is why you can commune with Joel, because he never died, and you can commune with Herb and you can commune with Jesus. And you could commune with Buddha and you could commune with Lao Tzu and you could commune with Shankara, Krishna. You can commune with these beings because they exist there.
“Why seek ye the living among the dead?” You will never find and never be able to demonstrate the living in something that’s not alive. Oh, now there’s a shock! Because it means that this world mind life that we allow to live us, is dead. “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” And again Christ says: “Let the dead bury the dead.” You come, come up higher and follow Me. And so I submit to you that this personal life that you’ve been living, that you’ve been thinking about is nothing more than world thought operating right there where you are.
That’s the tomb in which you’ve been buried, standing there watching world mind live itself. And that’s the tomb in which you will be buried if you don’t climb out of that tomb. And how do you come out of that tomb? Joel gave us the way in his Kailua study series, and I know you know it. But listen again. Maybe you’ll hear it a little differently. He says: “Achieving that state of consciousness” (and that’s the consciousness where you are come out of the world mind life, and you live out from the living waters, the everlasting I, the immortal Self).
“Achieving that state of consciousness begins in this particular way. First, because the discords and inharmonies of our existence are the most irritating to us and therefore announce themselves more forcefully to us, in those moments we will now train ourselves to resist the temptation to deny or affirm or think thoughts, even good ones.” Because we know that’s all in the realm of mortal world thought. “But we will give ourselves an opportunity for the Christ to announce Itself in us and through us, and if necessary to engage that mind while waiting for Christ, we will take any one of the Christ messages that begin with the word I, such as “I will never leave you nor forsake you” or “Thy grace is my sufficiency.””
“Anything, anything that reveals our awareness of the fact that there is a Christ, and that if we give it an opportunity it will come into expression.” You know, “I have hidden manna. I have meat to eat the world knows not of.” That’s if you have to entertain this world mind because it won’t shut up and you’re trying to get still and create an opening through which the everlasting I can manifest, can be, can express, can reveal itself. And so to attain this state of consciousness where the everlasting I is living itself, he says first you meet the discords in this new technique where you don’t meet it with any words or thoughts, where you meet it just with silence. Then, he says, “eventually as I said you will go through this same procedure when you witness the harmonies of life. When you witness a beautiful sunset you will also turn and open a way for the Christ experience to come so that you can rightly see the sunrise and sunset as it is, or the mountain scene.”
You see that? In the beginning we start with the discords because they press upon us. And so the world thought life discords pressing upon us, and we don’t want them, and so we find after passing through the letter of truth – which takes years and years – we return again in our consciousness, so we knock at the gate and Christ within says, “Who’s knocking?” And if we are still, all that we can say is, “Thou art” or “It is I” or “Flow, Father. I am listening. I’m still. I’m nothing. Reveal Thyself.”
And then in that, the door opens, and he says, “this will ultimate in the activity of the Christ being a constant experience,” because after we learn to do that with the so-called discords and inharmonies, now we also have to do it when we catch ourselves saying, “Oh, isn’t that beautiful!” Wait a minute … what am I looking at? I’m still looking at world thought. What’s really here? I don’t know. Well, let me go within. Be still. Let me allow Christ to reveal itself here. And so we learn to do it with the discords, we learn to do it with the inharmonies, but then we also start to practice this same thing with the harmonies.
Oh look! A check came in the mail today for $1500! I didn’t even know that the government owed it to me, and yet there’s a check, a tax refund. Wow! Isn’t that wonderful! Yes, God’s grace. Wait a minute … what am I doing … what am I doing? This is world thought again trying to color this as something good, but this is not what it seems. What is really here? Let me turn within. Close my eyes for a moment. Father, reveal Thyself. And I listen. Always, always, always I’m creating that opening. I’m creating that opening with the discords, with the inharmonies, with the good things, with the loving things, with the abundant things, with the beautiful things … I am creating an opening with either one, because the good and the bad … well … look again. This is the directions.
Be willing – you hearing this – “be willing for the harmonies as well as the in-harmonies to disappear from your experience in order that reality may be known and enjoyed and lived, [because] above this sense-life, there is a universe of Spirit governed by love,” and so do you want the kingdom, the Spirit governed by love? You want the conscious awareness of the living waters, the everlasting I? Then you must dissolve both the good and the evil of world thought. And this you do by not participating in it anymore, by constantly turning within.
And so now listen. Eventually, as I said, “you will go through this same procedure when you witness the harmonies of life, when you witness a beautiful sunset,” says Joel. “You will turn also and open a way for the Christ experience to come so that you can rightly see the sunrise or sunset as it is or the mountain scene. This will ultimate in the activity of the Christ being a constant experience,” not one achieved or attained at certain moments of the day or night when you sit down to meditation. No, “it will now be a constant state of being so that at any time necessary it’s only necessary to blink the eye and the activity of Christ will be realized. But it isn’t even necessary to do that.”
“The time eventually comes,” and I talk about it in all of the writings … there comes a point of transition. NOW LISTEN! “There comes a point of transition where you pass … you pass from living your own life to having your life lived for you and through you, where you become nothing more than an instrument for the divine experience and you go where you’re sent and when you’re sent, and you have no will of your own and you have no wish of your own, no desire of your own, and you have no supply of your own, and you never even have health of your own. There is always an It, a Christ, that is living Its own life, and you are going along for the ride.”
So there comes eventually a point, an exact point of transition, where you pass … you pass away. This mortal world thought life passes, and this everlasting I lives Itself where you stand. There actually comes, as it did for Joel, an exact point where you pass. This mortal life, this sense-life, this seeing good and evil, this world thought living you passes. It passes away. It dies. And in its place there is a resurrected Christ living. He is risen! And now everlasting I lives Itself, and I am the Bread and I am the Way and I am the Life.
Everlasting. I looked it up. Everlasting means in the old sense … today we think it means everlasting from this point forward, but in the old sense it meant no beginning and no ending. Everlasting was everlasting. No beginning also.
So this life that had a beginning is dissolved at a certain point and everlasting life takes over … that life that has no beginning and no ending, that life that existed before this world thought life was formed. That life that will exist after this world thought life is dissolved. No beginning, no ending, and no interruption. You never come back to living a world thought life.
Now this Christ within you, if you haven’t had the conscious awareness of it, it is because you’ve been listening to world thought, which is pretty easy to do since it’s operating as the human mind, your human mind. But if you can become still, if you can listen, if you can practice with the bad … so-called bad and the so-called good things … this turning away and listening and not trying to think a statement of truth, but listening, then you will be fed the bread of life.
“And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and [broke]and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him.” And this is, of course, after the resurrection. These two gentleman had not risen out of world thought. It was still functioning them and they’re walking along discussing Jesus’ body and how it was crucified and it was buried and maybe it’ll rise and they didn’t even know that they’re focused on world thought. They thought they were being spiritual. And right in their midst is the living Christ, and they didn’t see it. But when they became still and it began to teach them, it took them through the letter until they reached that point where we are – tired of the letter.
After years of meditation he came and knocked again. “Who’s there?” Who are you? And he fed them bread, and their eyes were opened. “Thou art.” And they knew him.
This is your resurrection. This is your transition. Come out of the tomb. “Why seek ye the living among the dead?” Come up here into another realm. Come up here and see the living. Come up here into the Christ. Open the gate. Come into heaven.
You must rise in consciousness. You must be lifted up, and as our friend, Jacob, told us last week: It is God in us that must do the lifting. You’re totally and completely at the mercy of your own inner Christ. No one can do it in this world. No one can do it that is world thought formed, not even your world thought formed, which is your human life. This must die. “A corn of wheat” must be buried, “but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit.” If it’s buried … if you stand in your inner chamber, then you bringeth forth much fruit or you bringeth forth a wellspring of water springing up into everlasting life.
Now we’ve heard this before too, but let’s listen with a new ear, shall we?
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.”
Now we understand what the Word is, don’t we? It’s that living water, that everlasting I. Before the beginning, I Am. And so the Word was God. This I in the midst of you existed before the world mind formed this human life. And this Word, this everlasting I … “All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.” And so this invisible everlasting I made all things, and anything made such as the world thought form was not made. It’s an imitation. It’s not everlasting. “In Him was life; and the life was light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” This light, this everlasting I, shines in consciousness, but living in world thought life, we are unaware of it. We don’t see it. We don’t feel it. We don’t know it. We’re the dead. Right?
And now let’s skip down here a little bit: “… the true Light [which] lighteth every man that cometh into the world. [And that light] was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.” See? Nobody could receive that. Not for a long, long time. Years and years.
And a third time he returned to the gates and knocked. “Who’s there?” To you comes that response now. “Who’s there?” And are you able to receive Him? Are you able to say, “I am nothing. Thou art” and stand in that or rest back in that? Are you able to stand in the infinite invisible nothingness that you cannot comprehend and simply know “Thou art”?
Because if you can, here’s what will happen. “[But] as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” … or experience his nature. So if you can receive that everlasting I, then you will be given power to come out of the world thought form and stand as a Son of God, “Which [are] born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
You see, there comes an exact transition, an exact point of transition in which you are born of God. You’re reborn. “And the Word [is] made flesh, and [dwells] among us.” It’s at that point of transition, the Word that existed before the world thought form and that will exist after the world thought form is passed or dissolves, that Word is made flesh if you can receive it. If you are one who has come to this point after thousands of years that you can receive this – difficult as it is – uncomfortable as it is – if you can receive it, you will be born of God. You will become the Son of God. You will be the Word Itself made flesh, full of grace and truth.
And so today’s principle is: Why seek ye the living among the dead? Come up higher. Come up higher and seek the living in the realm of the soul.
“Above this sense-life, he says, there is a universe of Spirit governed by Love, peopled with children of God living in [this] household, [in this] temple of truth. This world is real and permanent: Its substance is eternal Consciousness. In it there is no awareness of discords” and no awareness of good. “Now, in this moment of uplifted consciousness, when you’re standing in it, “you are able to see yourself free of material, mortal, human, and legal laws. The fetters of finite existence [begin to] fall away.”
“We glimpse the unlimited boundaries of eternal life, infinite consciousness, everlasting I. The experience at first is [going to be] like watching the world thought form disappear over a horizon and drop down from before us. There is no attachment to [it], no desire to hold onto it – probably because to a great extent [this] experience does not come until a great measure of [your] desire for the things of “this world” or this world thought has been overcome.”
“At first you will not be able to speak of it. You will have the sense of Touch me not, for I [have not] yet ascended.” No, I’m not up here permanently … not yet, but I know, I know it’s coming. For now “I am still between the two worlds, so do not … make me speak of it because it may drag me back. Let me be free to rise; then when I am completely free of [this] mesmerism, this world thought form, when I am standing in everlasting I, I will tell you of many things … eyes have not seen nor ears heard.”
And so … “The first glimpse into the heaven here and now is the beginning of the ascension for us. [And] the ascension is understood now as a rising above the conditions and experiences of “this world,” thought life where you behold the “many mansions” prepared for [you] in spiritual Consciousness [or] – in the awareness of Reality.” And finally at the end of this it says … this is the I speaking from that realm … it says:
“I am breaking the sense of limitation for you as an evidence of My presence and My influence in your experience. I – the I of you – am in the midst of you revealing the harmony and infinity of spiritual existence. I – the I of you – never a person, never a personal sense of “I,” – but the I of you – am ever with you. Look up.”
And so we are promised from one that went before us that made this transition, that rose above the world thought form and rose into the everlasting I and rested there and reached that point of transition where it took over and Christ lived, we are told from one that has completed that: This is the way! Follow me. Walk in this way.
Start with the meeting of discords with the mind which was in Christ Jesus, not with the world mind, and then go on to meeting the harmonies, the opposite side of the world mind, with the same silence, with the same consciousness of Christ … awareness of Christ, and nothing else. Don’t meet it with a thought from that thought mind … meet it with the silence, with the awareness of Christ. And then through the practice and the continued practice, we will come again to the third visit where we knock within ourselves, and the Voice says: “Who’s there?” and we’re able to say, “Thou art.” And we will reach that point of transition where Thou, I Christ, the living awareness, the everlasting I, will live where we stand.
And so are we ready? Are you ready to come out of the tomb? To seek the living among the living? Are you ready to die? Are you ready to make this point of transition? I think you are. I feel you are. I know I am. And so let us resolve to walk this way, to follow that Me which has laid it down before us.
“[But] whosoever drinketh of the water that I within shall give him shall never thirst; [but] the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” And I am the life, so springing up into everlasting I Am.
We thank you, Father, for this hidden path that the world does not know about. Even the world that has read your words, because the world read them while standing in world thought. We thank you that Thou has lifted us out of that world thought where we may hear the word and witness the Word made flesh.
My friends, I love you, and God speed in your journey.