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The Radiant Way: Chapter 6

THE DIVINE CARPENTER

Even the birds seemed to sense our thoughtful mood as we walked on through the wood. They sat motionless on the boughs, watching us, or wheeled above our heads with faint calls to one another. This wood was so like a temple, too, that perhaps they were calmed by its spell. We . . . → Read More: The Radiant Way: Chapter 6

The Radiant Way: Chapter 5

CHAPTER FIVE HOLY BREATH

In a moment we had risen into the air and were speeding over the river. By now the sun was high, but it was veiled in clouds so that the cool breeze and the misty sunbeams filled us with zest. For a while we followed the direction of the river, skirting . . . → Read More: The Radiant Way: Chapter 5

The Radiant Way: Chapter 4

THE LITTLE ONE

When we reached the river, the first sound we heard, was that of childish laughter.

“Can it be the baby-angels?” Janet asked at once, for her mind was never very far away from them.

“Come and see!” our guide invited, leading the way to the bank through a fringe of tall rushes.

. . . → Read More: The Radiant Way: Chapter 4

The Radiant Way: Chapter 3

AN EARLY MORNING WALK

Very early the next morning, just as the sun rose to send its first rays through the open casement, our angel awakened us.

“Come,” he whispered, “we must not tarry for we must journey at once to the river bank before the sun is high.”

“Let us first say farewell to . . . → Read More: The Radiant Way: Chapter 3

The Radiant Way: Chapter 2

CAROL’S GUEST

While we had been talking in this serious strain, the Sky had changed its glowing colours to a pearly gray and twilight began to steal into the room. The Scents from the garden came in more strongly, too, filling the air with fragrance.

Carol rose and silently spread a white cloth over the . . . → Read More: The Radiant Way: Chapter 2

The Radiant Way: Chapter 1

IN THE COTTAGE

It was a long time before any of us spoke. We walked through the winding pathways of the wood, inhaling the fragrance of the flowers, listening to the music of the birds’ song. For a long way a glossy blackbird had been riding on my arm, pecking at me inquisitively and then . . . → Read More: The Radiant Way: Chapter 1

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 17

THE GREAT TEACHER

As we walked on through the wood, we were very silent. Janet was smiling to herself, looking peaceful and calm, but I cast puzzled glances at our angel until he said smiling: “Well?”

Now the question I had wanted to ask the Divine Boy came tumbling out. “How can He be a . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 17

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 16

THE DIVINE BOY

“Then you had died in your sleep,” I said during the pause which followed Pedro’s last words. Yes,” he said “suddenly I was free! It was wonderful. Jesus and I went hand in hand and I was too happy over my unaccustomed movements to notice the way, nor the length of our . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 16

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 15

PEDRO

Presently we came to an garden set close to the sea. There were not so many flowers in this, but mostly flowering shrubs, with shady trees leaning over broad lawns. These lawns sloped gently down to the beach. On the other side of the garden, a path led through trees and on to a . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 15

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 14

THE SPHERE OF DREAMS

When we reached the Sphere, our angel released us, and we walked together through a wood. It was very peaceful there and we did not speak, for there was much to ponder over and to see. The revelation of our teacher concerning visions had made me feel humble, for I had . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 14

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 13

JOURNEY TO THE STARS

“Now we are going on a long journey,” said our angel-guide. He put an arm around each of us, holding us to his sides and began to soar upward above the garden. By the way he held us we realised we were to travel on ‘angel’s power,’ and Janet asked: “Are . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 13

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 12

THE PLACE OF ARTISTS

“Now you are going to have a very interesting experience,” said our angel-guide as we rose steeply above the trees.

“It is all interesting,” Janet answered gratefully. “What a wonderful book we shall write in the Garden of Desire! How the hearts of men will burn within them because of the . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 12

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 11

IN THE PARK

Presently we said goodbye to Margaret and began to walk slowly on, our angel between us. We soon left the Pastimes behind us and came upon a park. Here and there, were arbours where people were talking together.

It reminded me of the Place of Vision except for the absence of perambulators. . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 11

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 10

THE PRECIOUS GIFT

Presently we alighted and began to walk across a field. A cool breeze wafted its way towards us and Janet breathed deeply.

“How delicious!” she cried. “Sample it, Bernard, and tell me what that fragrance is.”

I did so. The perfume was exquisite. After several seconds of delight I said I thought . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 10

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 9

HEART’S DESIRE

When the angel finished speaking, Janet and I seemed to see life with new eyes. “It does seem easy, after all,” I commented.

“Yes, but man will not find it so. The habits of years have to be overcome, the mind must be trained to dwell in charity. Then there are the other . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 9

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 8

HEAVEN ON EARTH

Our angel smiled at us. “Is it not good to see the eternal patience of Heaven’s realm?”

“Oh, it is,” Janet said fervently. “Each one is so happy, yet learning all the time.”

“And not hurried in any way,” I commented.

“It is just one vast scale of growing,” the angel agreed. . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 8

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 7

THE SHACK

We were both surprised and delighted at this, for the apparent absence of the King of Love had grieved us. Our angel, however, made us understand that He is there in every place and in every mansion of Heaven’s realm. He said that always He is seen, too, although the inhabitants often mistake . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 7

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 6

OVER THE MOUNTAINS

We walked across the plain, treading our way among the hurrying figures. Although they seemed so intent on their tasks, all their faces were happy. Some of them gave us a brief smile as they passed. The children were running about everywhere. Most of them were playing or exploring the hills and . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 6

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 5

THOUGHTS

“What an experience that was!” Janet exclaimed as we began to walk through the woods beyond the well.

“It amazed me to see how sure the little shopkeeper was, that the Heaven he sees and lives in is all,” I mused.

The angel gave me a swift glance, grave and searching. “Do you begin . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 5

Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 4

AT THE WELL

Presently our new friend closed his shop door and we set off up the street. He walked between us, eager to show us everything. The angel followed a little way behind. It seemed strange that nobody noticed him as we passed.

Some of the people were standing at their shop doors and . . . → Read More: Heaven is Fulfilment: Chapter 4