Asheville, NC, US of A, December 20, 2015.
Teacher: Ophelius.
Subject: “In This We Are Grateful.”

Message received by Chris Maurus.

Teacher Ophelius: “Today, my dear friends and students on the path, on behalf of my colleagues, the Circle of Seven, and all the Mansonia Teachers, I would like to extend to you our sincere and heart-felt gratitude for participating with us in the Great Plan to bring your world back into the fold of Father’s Will — to bring Life and Light to this most unusual planet. Each one of you, as Agondonters, plays an important role in this effort, no matter how great or how small you think that effort is — all, as a combined chorus in the grand opus of cosmic progress, adds his or her voice to the variegation of faithful voices who knowingly holds the values of Truth, Beauty, Goodness, Compassion, Mercy, Forgiveness, and Love above the many discordant and confused voices of a world in contrast to these fruit-bearing values of Light. We thank you and hope that you will continue to grow with us and shine your light with even greater brilliance into the coming year.

“We are all so very blessed, whether you know it now, or realize it later as you look back on your journey having lived a life on one of the most challenging worlds of nativity there is in the universe. You have no idea how important this life on Urantia is for your ascendant careers or for the epic movements you shall some time participate in as you masterfully demonstrate the leadership and experience of a truly weighty soul full of love and mercy — a reflection of the Father’s image in time and space.

“Please take a moment and express your gratitude with us for the opportunity to grow your souls in the treasure-rich life of the cosmic school of ‘hard knocks.’ The most wonderful thing to consider is that no matter where you find yourself in life on Urantia, every opportunity to grow awaits you in the journey to perfection. If you feel you have been limited in your experience here in this life, please know that there are no limitations in the worlds to come — the universes were born for your exploration and discovery — every desire to serve and grow shall be extended unto you, yet the ‘foundation value’ of such a life on your world shall serve to be invaluable in your unique experiential journey home. The priceless treasure on Urantia is in the people — the relationships, the lessons of love. Take full advantage of the opportunity to reach out and touch another life and discover the Father’s countenance in the eyes of your siblings.

“We hear repeatedly from many souls here on mansonia how they regret not taking full advantage of the opportunities that were available to them while on the earth — that they wasted their time on petty material pursuits or allowed fear to seize them from making bold decisions that could have changed their life and enriched the souls of others. Many of these souls now work with us to assist in the rehabilitation of the earth in ways you cannot now comprehend. Always is there a way for you to serve and grow — whether here or hereafter. Blessed are you students on the path that know these things and can rejoice in the difficult lives you live that are so rich in the opportunities to grow! In this we are grateful — in this we give thanks and rejoice!

“Blessings unto you and your friends and families, and glory to our Creator-Father for the gift of life!

“Peace to you,
“The Circle of Seven.”

Edited by Linda Abell.

© 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. 11:11 Store