January 18, 1970 (tape
210-A, CD 22)
I am going to take for my text this morning, a text which I cannot prove that it was written for this purpose, but to me it has a great bearing upon our work and our lives at this time. And it is from the 2nd Epistle of John and it goes thus: "The elders unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth. And not I only but also they whom have known the truth; 2) For the truth's sake which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us forever. 3) Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 4) I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 5) And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6) And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it."
That is the 1st through the 6th verses of the 2nd Epistle of John. I am particularly interested in the first and the last of this. For some reason, you people talk about our blessed mother these days. Perhaps because of the things which are happening in the Roman church and the some in Greek church but to me this is a little bit silly because I am not interested in what happens in church. I am interested in what happens in heaven or those, say, above the earth plane. And I express myself this morning as an elder, as a Teacher "unto the elect and her children whom I love in truth. And not I only, but also they that have known the truth; For the truths sake which dwelleth in us and shall be with us forever."
There is something about man down through the ages which has tried to keep himself apart from woman in the spiritual sense and way. Oh, yes, he has made a great ado about following those in the feminine pattern. He has denied our Lord. He's denied Christ. He's done everything that you can think of to follow a woman. But from a scriptural standpoint, no. He then turns and divides himself and says, "No, this cannot be."
I don't know whether you have had the pleasure of meeting our Lady or not. I don't know if you have even had the pleasure of meeting our Lady which is in the Order, of this Order. Oh, you have seen her. You probably spoke to her, but have you met her yet? Somehow I think that perhaps you haven't; perhaps you haven't met her yet.
But this morning I want to talk about our Lady whom has left behind the physical body and has gone beyond here. But who graciously and untiringly gives unto her son yet from that other plane of action, who still is in the service of the Father. Who still is giving to her Lord, her son, who still is giving unto that principle, the Lord of Earth, with all the devotion and all the love of true motherhood. For these days we see something we do not see very often - true motherhood.
Woman, in her effort in
wearing the symbol of womanhood has tried to be like man,
thinking that she has to be like man in order to be equal to
him. Well this is absurd. For the rod and the Law and the
staff are not the same and never will be. I am sure that if
I want to use the Word and the Law, I am not interested in
using the staff. I am sure that if I want intercession, I am
not going to call on St. Jude for healing. I am sure that I
am going to call on the Master Jesus. Or if I have a problem
with a family somewhere, I am going to call on the Blessed
Somehow or other, people
feel and have not reached the point where they are able to
still feel, know and realize that when these people pass
beyond into that other realm that they don't cease to exist.
They don't cease to exist. Somehow they have not realized
what it means to even prepare yourself to move into that
other realm of existence to perform such a service.
She knew not the joys of
courtship and the joys that are so fulfilling and so
gratifying to a young woman or one who is about to be
married or one who is about to give birth to child. These
she gave up completely from childhood. Somehow we forget
when we use the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that back of
that is the image of the Blessed
Down underneath here we
have forgotten those that have paved the way for us to enter
into this Age, who have for thousands of years paved the
way. Oh, they're not all St.
We speak of it so tritely.
So unknowingly. And with so little consciousness. Oh, we
will go on and quote poetry about
Because you muffed it up once before. And the form became obsolete, absolutely obsolete in the priesthood. But don't forget, because you are wearing a physical female body, that doesn't mean that you are going to be a man. And if you do try it you are letting down the Master and our Blessed Virgin very much. You can be a woman and be strong. You can be a woman and be real. You can be a woman and be a priest. But not a jealous harridan. Not a chatterer about your sister or your brother. That has nothing to do with womanhood, true womanhood. You can know our Lord Jesus and the Blessed Mother providing you stop being jealous of somebody else. Providing you stop trying to be like somebody else. There is your image. Pattern yourselves after her and you too will know Her and our Lord also.
For in the last part of this text. "For this is love, that we walk after his commandment. This is the commandment that as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. Speaking in love and truth to love one another."
And this unfortunately is the kind of love that expecteth nothing in return. It is the kind of love that gives without expecting and it is the tough kind of love to attain. Because you know the truth and you know you can't give without getting. But if you can obliterate the last part of that and really give without really expecting anything back, really, honestly, then you will know love, true love, the love that our Blessed Mother, the Blessed Virgin gave freely, willingly and continuously and is still giving. This is true love. The love that gives without expecting to receive. The love that gives and sends and does because it is right, it is true and it is real. The love that knows no one else that is below the standards of creation. The love that does not look for phenomena but the Light of our Blessed Lord of the Christos through his wisdom, through his words. Thus you attain it, through the reality of our Blessed Mother.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.