To the Editor:

Over the years, I have enjoyed reading a number of inspiring articles in the “Faith” section of this newspaper. I wanted to try my hand at it once, but I did not have the “credentials” – no religious training.

But I have been fortunate enough to write letters in the past about a book that has been the greatest treasure in my life (“In the Light of Truth; The Grail Message” by Abd-ru-shin).

So today, during the close of the Christmas season, and beginning of a new year, I could not help but wonder how the most important Visitor on earth was born in a stable and sent away on a cross. Some might say that if the people would have only recognized him at that time, they would have treated him with the utmost dignity and respect.

Guests at the inn would have gladly given up their rooms in a minute for him. And, if those who condemned him to death only knew what they were doing (“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!”), surely they would have freed this Visitor instead of a known criminal. If they only knew.

Before this undeserved execution took place, the Visitor promised another who “will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” It would be a last opportunity to make things right. 

But would this second Visitor endure the same hostilities as the first?

Except this time, instead of a crucifixion, a character assassination takes place instead. If we only knew.

Gene Ceccarelli

Bluffton