From eternity God was impersonal, until the moment Thought and Will met and became united in a harmony of perfect beauty. Then God arose as a personal Being, as Master of the Light and Vanquisher of Darkness, limited in His personal Being, without limit in His supreme Will, and containing time and space, limited as well as unlimited, in His all-comprehending Thought—an almighty Divinity Whom no human being can begin to comprehend. The most exalted, the most gloriously conceived image of God but faintly reflects His true glory, His omnipotence, His wisdom.
All human beings carry in their thought a reflection of God. The younger, the less developed the human spirit, the fainter, the more obscure the reflection, and the more human becomes the divine ideal, as all ideals springing from human conceptions are burdened with quite human feelings and qualities. Therefore, the more obscure the reflection, the more the individual cloaks the divine in mysticism, seeking perhaps in this way to cover up or explain away the incomprehensible—that which the mortal eye cannot see, or that of which feeble and undeveloped human thought cannot conceive. But the older, the more developed the spirit, the purer, the nobler and the more gloriously is God and the divine reflected in human thought, and the better will human beings be able to conceive of a high, divine ideal with which they try to become one through heartfelt prayer.
Not only is the sublimity and omnipotence of God reflected in the thought of each human being but so also is His paternal nature and His profound and all-embracing love. The thoughts, the actions and the lives of people of integrity and purity will therefore clearly reflect God’s compassionate love, and in their hearts they will carry the full trust of a child in a distant, invisible Father in whose keeping they feel happy and secure.
But the young and undeveloped human spirits, as yet predominantly influenced by Darkness, perceive God only faintly as the gentle, loving and just Father. Only too often does He appear to them as the stern, the unquestioned and fear-inspiring ruler, an avenging and demanding deity who grants nothing without bloody sacrificial tribute or scented offering—a divinity with whom mankind must barter constantly to receive the desired blessings. Yet even those many who now live in such servile fear of their God and Father will one day, through many incarnations of development, reach the absolute faith and trust in Him as of a child.
Many during mortal existence carry in their thoughts and in their hearts a beautiful and clear reflection of the Divinity, brought with them from life in the transcendental world but veiled and blurred by man-made dogma handed down from generation to generation. They must search deeply within themselves so as to be able to reject all false assertions and wrong conclusions, until the veil is lifted from the divine reflection that it may again stand for them pure and clear in all its radiant beauty.
With the passing of time, as century is added to century and Darkness is slowly eliminated, so will more and more people come to understand God’s boundless love, His justice, His gentleness and His compassion and will realize that they have belittled God by endowing Him, the Highest One, with mere human qualities that must be removed before His image can once more appear exalted, pure and noble.
Every human being should strive to understand this idealization of the Divinity.
When Christ in his Speech to mankind says: “My words shall go forth to all the peoples of the Earth. All will hear them, for they shall reach to the ends of the Earth”, he means not that those now able to understand and to rejoice in his Gospel of Love should forthwith go into the world and proclaim his words to others of different ideas and beliefs. Rather, he said this because he knew that sooner or later all people will—some in their present and others in their future incarnations—be able to accept his message with joy and understanding.
But though the time yet lies far ahead when all existing religions will have become as one, humans themselves can do much to draw this time nearer by heeding rather than ignoring their inner convictions and by not being indifferent or hostile to this message, presented them from the transcendental world. They should strive to make it known and to propagate it from person to person, from people to people, calmly and with dignity, without compelling propaganda or fanatic missionary zeal; for this message can be of great help, that the human spirit in mortal existence may become the mirror that catches and reflects a purer, a stronger and a more beautiful image of the Divinity than in the past. But all should realize that the reflection of God and the Divine, no matter how glorious it may become in earthly human existence can never fully reach its exalted ideal.