Michigan, US of A, June 5, 2009.
Subject: “Caring for the Elderly.”
Received by Chris.
Ophelius: “Today’s lesson is on caring for the elderly. It is the duty of all faith sons and daughters as believers in the Kingdom to minister to the elderly, and to prepare them for afterlife on the mansion worlds. Those who know these truths must communicate to these frail and fearful souls who are near the doorstep of eternity, and who may have no idea of what will await them upon their resurrection. Too often do we avoid the subject of death and what lies ahead, because we, ourselves, have been so ill prepared by the orthodoxy of religion on this planet. If these patriarchs of humanity had even the vaguest – the most remote – idea of the process and the conditions of afterlife, it would make a tremendous difference in their transition by the elimination of much confusion and fear. Having a little knowledge of the grand adventure would make death something to look forward to, rather than some great unknown to dread.
“This is not an easy thing to talk about with elderly folks who are very set in their ways, and especially when you yourself have no firsthand knowledge of mansion world life and the process of crossing over. You can however, use the knowledge and descriptions given in your Urantia Book to seed the minds of these souls – to tell them of the loved ones that will be waiting to greet them in the resurrection halls of Mansonia – of the great peace and beauty of the realms of light and the glorified bodies that they will have that are free from all infirmity. Tell them of the great opportunities that await them, the learning of anything they desire, and the chance to find God and to become perfect as He is perfect.
“Tell them to unload the burdens of guilt, regret, and the trespasses of others, for the past can not be undone. Tell them to look boldly into the future and imagine the possibilities, the glory, and the love that awaits them. Yes, they will listen to you, for they crave to hear these words, even if they outwardly evade such discussions. They will want to know and to hear the good news. Don’t wait until they are on their deathbed to tell them these things, tell them today, so they may think and distill these things into a comforting assurance of things to come.
“The telling of the Good News and the glories of the afterlife will help these souls progress despite the apparent crystallization of their beliefs. Truth has a way of cutting through the density of the most veiled fears and taking root in the human heart where it will blossom and grow into new paradigms of faith, hope, courage, and love.
“Go boldly to the harvest my beloved,
“The Circle of Seven.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
“The giving of self, the illumination of truth, and the relief of suffering
are the noblest paths to higher consciousness.” – Teacher Ophelius, 2009.