A friendly word of encouragement.

September 30th, 1915

Received by James Padgett

Washington D.C.

I am here, John:

I come to encourage you and tell you that your worries will soon leave you for things will get better with you from now on and you will soon be free of the present burning needs. As the Master, who has just written you says, try to believe in what we tell you for we are with you so very much trying to help and comfort you.

I know that things have looked very dark today and you do not see any relief at hand, but it will come and that very soon and then you will feel different from what you do now.

I will not write more tonight as you are not in condition to write very long.

Well, I will say that you are now surrounded by the love and influence of a band of Celestial Spirits all sending to you their best and kindest wishes as well as their love. I am now trying to make you feel my presence and love and if you will open up your heart you will realize that you are surrounded by love.

We are many and all anxious that you feel our presence. You must pray to the Father more and ask for more faith.

You will receive it and will be correspondingly strengthened. So let me say before I close that you are the special care of the Master and his love for you tonight was something wonderful. He seemed to let all his love center on you and I do not doubt that you felt its influence.

I will stop now and say that you have my love and blessings.

Your brother in Christ,