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                   play a role; they may even disappear, but humanity's task remains. The gravity of this

                   abdication lies in the fact that it was that of the chosen people, the esoteric pioneers,
                   who were to lead all the nations on the road traced out for it by Revelation.

                     Everything  was  done  on  the  Divine  side  to  enable  man  to  hear  the  call.  But  he

                   remained  deaf.  One  may  measure  the  full  extent  of  the  catastrophe  of  Golgotha  in

                   trying to understand these terrible words that Jesus pronounced, and that have been
                   partly quoted already:

                     O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killeth the Prophets, and stoneth them that are sent

                   unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather
                   her brood under her wings, and ye would not .

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                     The Divine Father's gift to man of His beloved Son, in whom He was well pleased
                   opened up new vistas for the Cycle of the Son. Christ's Advent was the complementary

                   divine aid which filled in the interval between FA and MI, the complementary Divine aid

                   which proved necessary, given the insufficiency of man's efforts and the fact that he was

                   chronically behindhand in putting the Divine plan into execution. Without this aid, the
                   process of filling in the interval between FA and MI of the  lateral octave would have

                   suffered a pause which, in its

                       Matthew, XXIII, 37; Luke, 13, 34.
                        Matthew, III, 17.
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