Received by:James Padgett.
Let me write, Judas.
I have not written you for a long time and feel that I must write you and declare some truth that is of importance to you and to mankind. I will not write a very long message, and what I have to say will be put in short sentences and made succinct. I know that you wonder who I am and what I will write about, and you must not be surprised if I tell you what you may think is not of much importance.
Well, my subject is, "what is the best thing for men to do who desire to see God and realize that He a personal God with all the attributes that belong only to a supreme infinite being."
God is a spirit and a person, and not a mere nebulous being without form or personality. He is real as to these qualities, and is not wanting that which will make him the Father that Jesus so often called him.
Now in order for a spirit to see and understand just what all this means, the spirit must get in that harmony with Him that will enable the spirit to possess qualities of soul that is like the qualities of the Father that the spirit desires to see and understand. This condition can be obtained only by the spirit pursuing the way that the Master so often writes you of, and which is absolutely necessary in order for the spirit to obtain the qualities necessary for such comprehension. Only as a soul is filled with the Love of the Father can it possibly be in the condition that will enable it to see and comprehend this personality of God. No mere development of the intellectual faculties or of the natural love will suffice for this purpose; and while such development is necessary in order for the spirit to become the perfect man in order to enjoy the condition that belongs to that man, yet such development is not sufficient to enable the spirit to see and comprehend the Father.
It is much easier for a spirit to get in the condition just mentioned than to get in the condition last described; and as you may see the wholly different thing that the development leads to, (this) should be sufficient to induce the spirit to accept the Father's Love, and become a true son of His.
I have written what I desired, and thank you for the opportunity, and with my love will say good night.