FATHER DIVINE Interview Granted to Mr. Maxwell Fisk, of Australia In the Office-workshop, of the Peace Center Church, 152-160 West 126th Street, New York City, Friday, May 8th, 1942 A.D.F.D
BLESSED REDEEMER, WE THANK THEE!
(The foregoing statements are those of the transcriber, and the interview follows:)
Secretary: This is Mr. Fisk from Australia, FATHER.
Mr. Fisk: How do You do, FATHER?
FATHER: PEACE! How are you? What might be your name?
Mr. Fisk: My name is Maxwell Fisk. I’m from Australia . ..
FATHER: I see.
Mr. Fisk: . . . and I came not really for myself, although I am really interested, but for my father’s sake. He is interested, very interested, way off in Australia, and he asked me to come in to see You, but I put it to get some of Your magazines. He wants them.
FATHER: I see.
Mr. Fisk: … and I am going to take them back to Australia to him . . .
FATHER: That’s fine.
Mr. Fisk: . . . and one of Your people was so kind to me. I want to get one of the modern -the latest issue. They gave me a very good pile of the back numbers …
Mr. Fisk: . . . but I have just been down listening to them in the room-You would call it the confession, would You?
FATHER: Yes, maybe, in the auditorium?
Mr. Fisk: Yes. It is fascinating.
Struck by the Happiness of the Followers
Mr. Fisk: Do You know–of course, You will have heard this from many, many people, but coming in as a stranger from a land so far away and just coming in, the first thing that hits me is the happiness on everyone’s face.
FATHER: It is wonderful! Well, they are, they are quite happy. It is considered through faith in GOD and sincerity, if a person is sincere in whatsoever they do, that person can reach a source of happiness beyond a reasonable doubt, that transcends the average state of happiness that the average person has who is not really conscientiously sincere.