April 15, 1916
Received by James Padgett
I am here, Saul.
I want to write just a line as I see that tonight you have around you so many of the high spirits. I do not intend to say much, but I must tell you that I am in a condition of love that makes me happy as I see that you are.
I am not so high in my position or have so much of the soul development as have those who have just written you, but yet, I am a spirit who knows the truth of the Divine Love and a possessor of the Divine Nature. I want to say to you both, pray and believe. Let not what others may write or say to the contrary cause you to doubt that the spirit who wrote you was Mary - not the Virgin Mary - but Mary the mother of Jesus. She is a beautiful and pure spirit and one who is filled with the Father's Love to a wonderful degree.
She also has her mother's nature to an extent that makes her love all the children of God, whether they be good or sinful, and she does pray to the Father for the sons of earth, but she is not pleased when mortals pray to her as someone who should be worshiped. She is only a spirit filled with love, and when they, I mean mortals, look upon her as a mother she is not displeased, for as I say she loves them all; but when they think that in order to reach the ear of the Father in seeking for His Love, they have to pray to her to intervene, she is sorely displeased and, if she could do so, would proclaim to them the great error and sin in believing in her and praying to her as a necessary intermediary between God and themselves.
Some day, mortals will know that the Father hears their prayers, just as He does the prayers of Mary or any other spirit, and that while she and all other spirits can help them, even by their prayers, yet God wants the prayers and soul longings of mortals directed to Himself.
I write this to show that some of the orthodox Christians make a great mistake in praying to the Virgin Mary or to any other saint, instead of to the Father.
I will not write more tonight and will say that I, as well as the other spirits who are here tonight, love you with the love of a brother who knows the reality of this Divine Love.
Your brother in Christ
Helen confirms that John, Saul and Mary wrote.
I am here, Your Helen.
Well, you have had some wonderful messages tonight, and you must believe that they were written by the spirits who professed to have written. I know the spirits, and I tell you - and you know that I would not deceive you - that John and Saul and Mary wrote you, and what they wrote they know to be true.
How happy I am tonight, for I see that you are happy, too, and have felt the influence of the Great Love that has surrounded you this night.
I never, in all our meetings, have seen so many of the Celestial Spirits as have been present tonight. And if it were not that you are too tired, though you may not realize it, many others would write you.
But the fact is that you have been in an atmosphere of Love that I believe has rarely come to mortals, and this Love is of a nature that can only come from spirits who have received this Divine Nature of the Father. So you and the Doctor must believe what I tell you and follow the advice that has been given you and rely upon the encouraging words that have been written.
John is a very beautiful spirit and is so greatly developed in his soul perceptions that his knowledge of the Father and the Love that comes from him is astonishing.
I will not detain you longer tonight for I see that you are tired. Good night and pleasant dreams.
Your own true and loving