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Many of you will read this message in a reasonably well-ordered place. In a peaceful society, for the most part. So what’s the challenge?

Somewhere, ECK members live in wild, turbulent, and repressive countries, unsure of a chance to enjoy, in open communion, each other’s love and fellowship. It is very regrettable to say that this is so. And we, outside their number, must give thanks for all our blessings.

A repressive regime has recently come down hard on religious groups that exist apart from the state religion. Police now raid meeting places. They cart peaceful worshippers to places of containment. Prisons.

It is likely that some were ECKists.

The Kal, the negative power, uses every bit of wile and force to suppress any who get too near his prison wall. This wall is to hold the inmates in captivity. His guards are ever watchful, ever cruel, always looking to stop all who’d break out, to seek spiritual liberty.

Most of you will never face such trying conditions. It is surely a great blessing to have peace.

However, there is a downside to peace and security in this material world: the majority of people lie spiritually asleep. A sign on their door reads Please do not disturb.

Here’s where you enter the picture: You are a Coworker with the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ, the Living ECK Master in your locality. Your job is to rouse the sleeping.

It is a gladdening thing to see so much interest in the ECK teachings in regions where the inhabitants suffer hardships of the most desperate kind.

Why such interest there?

The simple reason is that those people know without a doubt they live in spiritual bondage. Hard times and impossible living conditions awaken the sleepers. They know their circumstances. They want out.

For that reason, interest in the teachings of ECK is exploding there. Would that it were so here.

What’s often the level of interest in a well-ordered society? It’s something farther down the spiritual scale. Some ECK leaders, themselves a little drowsy in a spiritual sense, might say, That’s how things are. Let sleeping dogs lie.

What can they be thinking?

There are plenty of seekers on the verge of waking up. They’ve had a good night’s sleep. Now, they’re rested. They’re waiting for the sun to rise, to send forth its beams of shining light. Be one of those beams.

The sun says, “It will be a splendid day, so go into the field and bring in the harvest.”

A labor of love is its own reward.

Your challenge is to approach the seekers who are already yawning and stretching, awaiting your call to rise and be spiritually free.

Will you meet the challenge?

—Sri Harold Klemp

When your light is on, it is easier to see the seekers! Your ears are listening for that special something, your awareness is alert to need, your heart is primed for giving.

Do all things with love for ECK and the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ, and you will shine for God.