A recording of MOTHER DIVINE reading a collection of important and insightful excerpts from FATHER DIVINE.
At Century House Historical Society in Rosendale, NY, 20 Sept 2009, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Dr. Carleton Mabee, said:
“I’d like to summarize in a few words the history of the civil rights movement in a way that oversimplifies the role of Father Divine in it, oversimplifies the whole thing, but it still makes a point: Father Divine proved that interracial living was possible. So, Rosa Parks sat in front of a bus and she wouldn’t move when she was asked to go to the back; so, Martin Luther King gave his ‘I have a dream’ speech in Washington; so, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. There it is in a few words…”
Here is the relevant excerpt:
If you would like to view the entire presentation about FATHER DIVINE’s important interracial communities in Ulster County, New York, it is on YouTube in seven parts. Part one is here. (Subsequent parts, clearly numbered, will appear in the right-hand sidebar on the YouTube page).
“And MOTHER DIVINE, as She is known to be, shall be called Blessed by all nations of the earth. …So then I say… the Virginity and the Virtue of MOTHER DIVINE, it is to be revered and admired. Not only so, but to be visualized and reproduced and materialized; for that which She has brought to fruition is your privilege to be partakers of the same, for as She said, “Love is not confined nor bound to a personality, it is not confined nor bound to an individuality.” I am teaching and have taught MY Spotless Virgin Bride how to transcend personality and individuality and revel in the glorious liberty of the reality of GOD ALMIGHTY, with victory over all materialization and over all mortality. I often think of how some have said, “What is going to become of you all when FATHER DIVINE goes?” Since I am Omnipresent and Ever-Present, I have nowhere to go.”
— FATHER DIVINE, 29 March, 1951
FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE blessed us with a day beautiful in all ways to honor MOTHER at Woodmont on Thursday, March 9, and They saw to each and every detail in the most wonderful ways. We enjoyed warm, springlike conditions and hundreds of people came to share in this joyful celebration of a Perfect Life. There were many expressions of respect, love, generosity, and compassion, and the Woodmont Family is grateful for each and every one. There was and remains an extra measure of Peace, Love and Grace filling the hearts of FATHER and MOTHER’s Family and Friends, and pervading Woodmont. Truly a blessed, exceptional time. On the following day, FATHER lovingly spread a blanket of snow over the estate, reminding us of MOTHER’s Purity and Virtue, and of the perfect timing and Divine arrangements that have prevailed since MOTHER made Her Transition.
FATHER and MOTHER are present always, with or without a physical person, and are now even more fully accessible to each and all. FATHER said again and again that He took on the Body only to give us the significance of GOD’s Actual Presence, and He reminded us again and again that in His Truest Eternal State, GOD is INFINITE, Universal, and beyond the Holy Bodies and Personalities that He uses age after age to remind us Who He is and Where we each and all come from. As with Jesus Christ or the Buddha, so with FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE. Their Legacy has only begun to unfold. They are like windows through which we can see the Heaven State of Consciousness, for They embody it and live it out to Perfection. They are mirrors in which we can behold our True Identity as Daughters and Sons of GOD. We can still meet FATHER and MOTHER for the first time, and we can still know Them, grow in Their love, and live our days in Their Sacred Presence, illumined by Their Teachings and Their Example. While there is a time and season for all things under the sun, in the Changeless Divine, nothing essential has changed or ever will.
Below, we have incorporated a document from the day that you may view online or download.
Peace and Love.