Many here already know that +Martha Shultz, longtime presiding bishop of the New Order of Glastonbury, passed away on April 28. She was the primary consecrator of my primary consecrator, +Catherine Adams – so, in some sense, my episcopal grandmother. My prayers are with her husband +Dale, their family, and the NOG.
This evening I pulled out my copy of Martha’s book, Dialogues with the Master (Yellow Jacket, CO: SanGraal Press, 1998), in which she records meditations and thoughts which she believed came to her from Christ, Mary, and the angels. I turned to this passage on pp.129-130:
The time of large priestly organizations is nearly past. Individual priesthood will become the goal of all true spiritual workers. People must be taught that they truly are priests…. The priestly work of modifying and channeling Energy may be done by any who have prepared themselves for this Holy Task. …. Your group is an example of what ‘church’ will be in the future: small groups associating with and encouraging each other, accepting differences and acknowledging their common ideas – a bond based on brother/sisterhood and unconditional Love.
A beautiful vision, IMHO. May Martha pray for us, and help us on our way, from her place within the love of Christ.