. . . “Of His message, The Highest of the High,* there came to my mind that passage in the Gospels, recorded by the apostle, to the effect―‘and these were hard sayings, and many turned and walked with Him no more.’
. . . “Baba has stated now so positively His Divine Status and each has now to take his stand as to whether or not he accepts Baba as the Avatar of the age. How truly blessed we are and all who by God's grace can accept fully Baba's own declaration, 'I am what I am—the Highest of the High.'
. . . “We all remember you and the group Mondays. If we but realize the group is for the purpose of giving, in a concentrated form, our love to Baba for Him to use and disperse in His own way, rather than to get help and comfort for ourselves, I am sure more would appreciate the privilege of joining the group and would never absent themselves, except under duress.
. . . "I may be wrong, but up to a point, I believe Baba's power of giving out love to the world is in proportion to what He receives from those who love Him and that is one reason why He emphasizes that all He needs is our love. Undoubtedly, in this cycle or age the number interested in God and His Message of Love is greater than any other period in the world's history. Can that be why Baba has said that this manifestation will be a full manifestation, whereas that of Jesus was a three-quarter manifestation? . . . ”
From a Letter of Irvin Luck, dated August 9, 1961:
. . . “Try as we might, neither my brother Edward nor I could find the right words to express our trip * * to Baba. Somehow the words wouldn't come.
"There was one central thought that we both had in mind and heart when we were with Baba. It was to know God as intimately as God can be known. At one point Baba said to us before the crowd of people there: 'Some day your love will be rewarded.'
"Maybe out of our entire trip this is all that really mattered. Maybe this is all that really needs saying. Edward and I would like everyone who might have felt as we did, but couldn't be there, to feel that Baba's answer was meant for them as well as for us."
* Vol. II, No. 1. Pages 1-6
* * May, 1961.