Jesus receives news of the death of his father. He writes a letter to his mother. The letter*. He sends it on its way by a merchant. [*The importance here is in the intimate relationship of Jesus with his Mother.]
2 And one, approaching Jesus, said, We come to you from your native land and bring unwelcome news.
3 Your father is no more on earth; your mother grieves; and none can comfort her. She wonders whether you are still alive or not; she longs to see you once again.
4 And Jesus bowed his head in silent thought; and then he wrote. Of what he wrote this is the sum:
5 * My mother, noblest of the womankind; A man just from my native land has brought me word that father is no more in flesh, and that you grieve, and are disconsolate.
6 * My mother, all is well; is well for father and is well for you.
7 * His work in this earth-round is done, and it is nobly done.
8 * In all the walks of life men cannot charge him with deceit, dishonesty, nor wrong intent.
9 * Here in this round he finished many heavy tasks, and he has gone from hence prepared to solve the problems of the round of soul.
10 * Our Father-God is with him there, as he was with him here; and there his angel guards his foot steps lest he goes astray.
11 * Why should you weep? Tears cannot conquer grief. There is no power in grief to mend a broken heart.
12 * The plane of grief is idleness; the busy soul can never grieve; it has no time for grief.
13 * When grief comes trooping through the heart, just lose yourself; plunge deep into the ministry of love, and grief is not.
14 * Yours is a ministry of love, and all the world is calling out for love.
15 * Then let the past go with the past; rise from the cares of carnal things and give your life for those who live.
16 * And if you lose your life in serving life you will sure to find in it the morning sun, the evening dews, in song of bird, in flowers, and in the stars of night.
17 * In just a little while your problems of this earth-round will be solved; and when your sums are all worked out it will be pleasure unalloyed for you to enter wider fields of usefulness, to solve the greater problems of the soul.
18 * Strive, then, to be content, and I will come to you some day and bring you richer gifts than gold or precious stones.
19 * I'm sure that John will care for you, supplying all your needs; and I am with you all the way, Jehoshua.
20 And by the hand of one, a merchant, going to Jerusalem, he sent this letter on its way.