Jesus, when on earth, never tried to create emotion or excitement, but his teachings were as the still small voice that enters the soul and draws it to a contemplation of the Father's Love in all the power of a soul's longings - hungry and craving.
Forgiveness is that operation of the Divine Mind which relieves man of the penalties of his sins that he has committed, and permits him to turn from his evil thoughts and deeds, and seek the Love of the Father; and if he earnestly seeks, find the happiness which is waiting for him to obtain. It does not violate any law that God has established to prevent man from, avoiding the penalties of his violations of the law of God controlling his conduct.
Let not your desires originate from only the intellect, but try to bring the longings of the soul into being. And do not rest satisfied until a response shall come - as it will certainly come - and you will know that the Divine Love is present and working Its transforming power upon the soul.
No man can come to the Father's Love except he be Born Again. This is the great and fundamental Truth, which men must learn and believe; for without this New Birth, men cannot partake of the Divine Essence of God's Love, which when possessed by man makes him at-one with the Father. This Divine Love comes to men through the workings of the Holy Spirit causing it to flow into the heart and soul and filling it, so that all sin and error must be eradicated. Yet, without this Divine Love within, they will be only natural men and nothing more.
I only want to say that the faith that the preacher spoke of tonight as being possessed by Elijah is the faith that you must try to obtain, and then you will realize that you will be superior to all the worries and troubles that may come to you. This is the kind of faith that overcomes every obstacle and makes you a true child of the Father and one who He will never forsake or let go unprovided for.
If mortals would only understand that as regards to eternity, the soul is the great thing which they possess, and should be given more care and development than any and all other parts of man's being. TGRABJ Vol 1 - page 156