FATHER DIVINE said: “Hold everything from an impersonal standpoint of view. Do not see it as a personal thing; then it can never leave you. I told MOTHER years ago that I could never leave Her if She held ME in an impersonal point of view, and She has looked upon ME in that way. She has never beheld ME as a Person and I never approach Her as a person. You call upon ME to come and do something for you with MY hands, but you do not see me from a Personal point of view. Hold this attitude and let anything pass away from a personal standpoint of view and you would be undisturbed, for CHRIST is All in all. CHRIST is all of those things for you. HE is your father, your mother, your sister, your brother; HE is all of those things and whatever you may claim.
“If the outward expression passes away, you have only lost a graven image and when you have lost the idol you have had in your consciousness, the Ideal remains and will produce something better, because HE did away with the first to establish the second, and he always did keep the best for the last.
In referring to human parentage today, FATHER made a point that HE had made before, namely, that our so-called human parents were GOD HIMSELF, who had taken on a form to satisfy mortal mind and care for us until we were able to take care of ourselves. HE added the following, however:
“I have often said that the animal kingdom came nearer to expressing GOD’S Love in this respect, than mankind. It is true, that the love of family and love of one’s own, are GOD manifesting on the human and animal plane, in order to provide the love and protection necessary for the little ones until they can take care of themselves. But in the animal kingdom the mother is a mother to her little ones, only until they are able to go out for themselves and after that time the relationship ceases and the young ones go out and do likewise. But in the human kingdom, the mother-love tries to hang onto the children and call them ‘my’ children after they are grown up and even when they are as old as fifty and sixty.
“Yes the whole nation has robbed the LORD.’ GOD loaned you that love for you to protect those little ones until they were able to protect themselves and then HE intended for you to return that love back to GOD whence it came. GOD loaned you those so-called children. GOD loaned you all that you supposedly have.”
The Word of GOD Revealed, Installment 4
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