1997-03-08-Post Expo Gathering
Topic: Post Expo Gathering
Group: Pittsburgh TeaM
"Heavenly Father, we give thanks for this gathering, for this community of believers. Be with us in this configuration, as we share our inner life in fragrant display of your loving qualities. Give us the internal fortitude to withstand the trials and rigors of the daily life, in order that we may shine forth, in radiance your goodness, truth, and beauty to those we encounter as we pass by.
Open the hearts and minds of these lovers in truth for their acceptance of your divine wisdom and your divine love. As we spread seeds, water them, Father, and cause the Son to shine upon them and upon all of us here. In the name of the Christ who has made this possible, we pray this day. Amen.
TOMAS: Greetings, my friends. I am your friend Tomas. It is a pleasure to behold your gathering today. Even in this setting, as gracious as it is, in this public place, you all carry with you your Inner Guide, your citadel of the spirit wherein you find calm and peace and sanctity of being.
How glad I am to see you together. It has been a long time since we have had such an ample group, but I am in full appreciation of the many efforts that are involved in your ministries, and so your work has been in keeping with that which we do for Michael.
Solomon and Thea, it is wonderful to experience your presence here with us again, and we commend you on your efforts on behalf of the promoters of the Fifth Epochal Revelation, for your unstinting efforts in loving those who have been presented to you.
We often forget and take for granted those efforts on behalf of Michael that are done by you, each other, in your life, for you have been admonished to give selflessly. But we like to honor your efforts now and again to bring to your mind the fact that we are a co-working team, and as a part of a team, it is a good idea, a good practice, to slap each other on the back or to pat each other in congratulatory jubilance of our victories. And our victories have been great of late! The seeds are being planted in fertile soil and your seed-sowing practices are becoming prolific.
My friends, I will not linger long today, for you have an agenda and you have also the opportunity to share and plan for the season ahead, but I have introduced to some of you a new teacher who has arrived and who is helping me in our next phase of growth and development for this community, and she is eager also to make her appearance today, her presence known to you. One moment.
MERIUM: Hello, my friends and neighbors, I am Merium, your newly assigned teacher. I am abundantly pleased to meet you and to now appreciate even more the enthusiasm that Tomas conveyed when he spoke to me about helping him with his group, for as I sit in your presence, I am impressed with the size of your glowing lights. As you come together thus (and I know there are more of you!), your lights become like the city at night, for each light that is illuminated contributes to the illumination of the whole, and so this city can be seen while even far off. Your illumination pleases the cosmos. It will bring many who are in darkness to you.
Continue, then, to shine your light on this hill of community. As you stay in support of one another, in co-operation with each other as fellow apostles, fellow disciples, fellow evangelists, you contribute to the light of others and to yourself, thus building a firm foundation for those who will see your light and follow into the truth, beauty, and goodness that is allocated to them as a result of their own sonship/daughtership in the Living God.
I am not going to prevail at length today either. I am a co-worker, and as a co-worker it does not behoove me to usurp more than my share. I return you in gladness to Tomas and I eagerly look forward to getting to know you better as we work together in the time to come. Farewell.
TOMAS: I am Tomas again and there is one other who would like to make a brief comment. One moment, please.
ABRAHAM: I am Abraham, your Director in this Teaching Mission. As an administrative entity in the development of this Mission, it gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the arrival of Merium and the efforts of Tomas. It also gives me great pleasure to endorse your efforts which have been augmented by their presence, their work with you, and by your own steadfast application of spirit reality in your personal lives.
We commend your growth and your willingness to contribute to the Evolving Supreme. We are fully aware of your development here, of your growth struggles, and of your victories, indeed. And so, my loyal soldiers of the circles, carry on. Shalom.
TOMAS: And I, Tomas, now will call our brief session to a close. I have not come today to bring a lesson, but to greet you and to embrace you in the spirit, and to encourage you to continue to do the same with your fellows. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad in the harvest. Farewell.