Building harmony with humility.
January 14th, 2002
Received by H.
Hello H___, I see that you do not feel so well today. But allow me to give you some advice.
After Jesus’ death, the new church, which in fact was not a church as you understand it today, spread all over the Roman Empire, and even beyond its limits, towards Mesopotamia and India. In the big cities, communities formed of more or less influence in society, and their leaders were recognized by the faithful ones as the new apostles, messengers of the Glad Tidings.
These leaders, unfortunately, very soon fought between themselves in a fight for power. And I am not necessarily referring to political power, but there were many disputes over who was right. This was a very lamentable, but also a very human development. In human movements, somebody has to decide where to go.
Now, when you have the impression that this is repeating, although your movement has not spread so spectacularly over the face of the earth, it is necessary to meditate and to not commit the same mistakes that have already been made once.
You have to learn how to control yourself and to try to lose your great pride. On many occasions we have pointed out that, in fact, humility is one of the most important characteristics that distinguish people who seek the Father’s Love. Emotional outbreaks, as you showed recently, don’t fit into the harmony amongst people, who are supposed to work together.
Instead of exploding and creating an open conflict, you could say, “I respect your ideas, but I don’t agree with them.” It is so simple. With that, you don’t hurt anybody.
I believe that you understand that humility does not mean weakness. Be humble but firm, firm in your decisions and in your objectives. You are receiving guidance through us, as anyone may receive guidance through us. After all, we are but guides, you decide your destination, which is at-onement with God through His Love, and we try to guide you along the safest and most efficient road. You are the captain of your ship of life; I am your pilot, guiding your ship safely to the harbor of its destination. Also in your efforts for spreading the message of Love, we try to give you our advice. How can you spread a message of Love if you are not capable of manifesting love in front of your neighbors?
Humility is strength provided it is accompanied by steadfastness. And you can only have steadfastness when you have faith, that is to say, the certain knowledge that what you are doing is the correct thing.
You remember that we once talked about the quarrel between the disciples over who was the first. None of them was prepared to assume a slave’s work, preparing water and washing the others’ feet. Jesus did it. That is humility. Seeing how little his disciples understood of what he was preaching still did not lead him to give up his efforts to fulfill the Heavenly Father’s Will. Even seeing the risk he ran did not lead him to abandon his mission and to seek less dangerous roads. This is what I call steadfastness.
What actually distinguishes a great soul, are the qualities of love, humility and steadfastness.
Collaborate in everything when you feel the impulse to collaborate. If something displeases you, say so immediately and you will avoid future confrontations.
This is all for today. It is a simple advice. Be firm in your decisions, be generous with others, and whatever you do, do it with love. If you cannot put your love into an action, let it go.
Your brother in Heaven,
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