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Dear Mother,

This subject was given for composition in our French class--

Develop this thought:

Consecration to the Divine is the secret of existence; a perpetual renewal of force comes from communion with the Infinite.

My dear little smile,

It is very simple, as you will see.

1) The Infinite is the inexhaustible storehouse of forces. The individual is a battery, a storage cell which runs down after use. Consecration is the wire that connects the individual battery to the infinite reserve of forces.


2) The Infinite is the river that flows without cease; the individual is the little pond that dries up slowly in the sun. Consecration is the canal that connects the river to the pond and prevents the pond from drying up. [new p. 62]

With these two images, I think you will understand.

Tender love.

28 August 1932

Collected Works of The Mother, First Edition, Volume 16, p. 61