A LOVE AND FAITH AS REAL AS ST. FRANCIS
Next Baba went to the United States where he contacted the original American disciples. On His way back to India He called a few of us to meet Him in Paris. We went to Versailles, to the Eiffel Tower, we played games with Him, and then He returned to India.
Before leaving, He told us to write to Him every week. We did and He wrote back to us. Here is an excerpt from one of His letters to me:
"The world is in a state of fear and perplexity. No one knows what is going to happen, but wait and see. I know all, the present and the future, and nothing can stop the work I am here to do. Am I not the Avatar? And the world will know it and accept Me as such. Be calm; be steady and firm as a rock in your faith and love for Me. I can then use you as a channel for My work, the work of Divine Love for the upliftment of humanity.
"As you know I need none of you. I can work My Will independently, but I have chosen for My own reasons a few to help Me in that work. But these few need a love and faith as real as Saint Francis. Let that same love of his for Christ be your goal, and love Me as he loved his Master."
THE WAY AND THE GOAL, Vol 1, No 8, 1970, p. 4
1970 © The Society for Avatar Meher Baba