A question of priorities
by the Master – , through Benjamin Creme
Divisions between nations require bridging.
Maitreya will present guidelines and priorities needed to ensure a future for mankind.
Throughout the world today there is a growing sense that great changes are necessary
if humanity is to survive. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the political and economic fields. From time
to time, and with increasing frequency, world leaders meet to discuss, and hopefully to solve, some of the
more pressing problems which beset mankind. This they do under the watching eyes of millions and in response
to the growing weight of public opinion. They dare not fail, for they know that the peoples of the world will
hold them to account. The divisions between the nations yawn wide, yet somehow, men know, they must be
bridged. The tensions of the present can be supported for little longer. They drain the will and nerve of all
but the strongest men.
Into this arena must come the Christ. His will be
the task to show the way through the quicksand, to lead men safely to established peace and justice. A
formidable task but one for which He is well prepared. He will answer the need of men for leadership and
guidance. He will reinstate as normal and right a spiritual connotation to life. He will reaffirm men's worth
as potential gods and show them the way to demonstrate that potential. A mighty task but not beyond His
strength. He will lay down certain guidelines, affirm certain priorities. Beyond all others, the task most
pressing is the elimination of hunger. Millions starve today while the food that could ensure them life lies
rotting mountain high. The world's poor groan daily under the burden of their lot. He will seek to show afresh
that men are One, together in life to fulfil the plan of God.
The next priority is the establishment of
peace; little hope remains for man if peace is not secured. The way to peace, he will show, the only way, has
the signpost: Justice, written large. Men must learn to share, without which justice is a far-off dream.
third priority concerns the maintenance of human freedom. Countless numbers now suffer indignities and torture
in the prisons of the world, their only crime the crime of independent thought. The Christ will emphasize the
need for human liberty without which man is haltered and stunted on his way to God.
Once secured, these three primary tasks will set men firmly on the road to perfection.
Without their achievement man would have little hope to survive. More and more, men begin to see this and seek
to find a way to just and lasting peace. Without the acceptance of sharing, they will find, all efforts will
be futile, for sharing alone is the key to the future for man. When men share they will know peace.