September 17th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Jesus. I wish to discuss something that perplexes you. In the Book of Hosea in the Bible, it talks about God as being sorrowful when His children err. Your thought is, how could the Supreme Being have feelings of sorrow? Would God not have only feelings of joy?
Well, the correct analogy to comprehend this subject is that of a parent whose child has done the wrong thing. The parent loves the child and desires wholeheartedly for it to succeed. When the parent perceives that the child has brought sin and error upon itself, that parent is unhappy for the sake of that child.
And so it is with God, who Loves each one of us even more than any mortal parent. God desires our happiness, and when we err and bring unhappiness upon ourselves, God feels sad for our sake because God Loves us and wishes us only the good.
But this sorrow does not at all detract from the other feelings of joy which only an all-powerful, all-knowing Being can feel.