The Master's Ministry - The Remembrance Supper
The Call to Adventure
March 31, 2017
“The call to the adventure of building a new and transformed human society by means of the spiritual rebirth of Jesus’ brotherhood of the kingdom should thrill all who believe in him as men have not been stirred since the days when they walked about on earth as his companions in the flesh.”
We agree with the Midwayer who wrote the above. We are thrilled at the prospect of building a new and transformed society – this generation’s call to adventure. And this call to adventure can be answered by anyone – rich or poor, learned or unlearned, male or female, old man or little child. All who choose to can have a share in building a spiritual brotherhood that will transform society.
A lot of activity has already begun. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have had the opportunity to read about this call to adventure described in The Urantia Book. Hundreds of ministries and fellowships have formed intent on fostering a spiritual brotherhood. And in the past few years, UB readers are more willing than ever to discuss ways to unite as a community. Yet, at this time, a real unified spiritual brotherhood has evaded us. Why?
We believe the reason is because those efforts were not properly directed. The call to adventure is not merely to build a brotherhood loosely based around spiritual matters, but to build a spiritual brotherhood based on what Jesus taught about brotherhood – as quoted above, “the spiritual rebirth of Jesus’ brotherhood of the kingdom.” That has been the missing link.
We can ‘find’ that link in a united commemoration of The Remembrance Supper – the one and only sacrament Jesus ever asked his followers to commemorate, and the one and only sacrament that celebrates the Spirit of Truth of the Son fraternizing with the indwelling Divine Spirit Fragment of the Father. This divine communion is undoubtedly the best foundation for fostering a spiritual brotherhood based on the teaching of Jesus.
This year, we encourage all UB readers to join together in a united commemoration of The Remembrance Supper on April 6th after sundown, the anniversary of the first Remembrance Supper, without ecclesiastical sanction and in the private rooms of friends. We invite all UB readers, including those in the Teaching Mission, the scholars and academics, the UFO hunters, the interfaith participants, the Jesus respecters, and the Jesus lovers. We invite those who are isolated, and those who have become disillusioned, discouraged, and disgusted with the lack of a spiritual brotherhood to join with us in this new movement for a new day to prepare us all to answer ‘the call to adventure.’
No other movement can do this. No other religious crusade, no political campaign, no social experiment can ‘build a new and transformed society’ better or faster than those who answer the call to adventure described in The Urantia Book and who are united in the Jesus brotherhood. This is not the work of passive evolution. This call must be answered by spiritfilled sons of God who desire to create the change we need and who are courageous enough to follow the directions of the revelatory commission to quicken our path toward light and life.
“And then will these spirit-born souls quickly supply the leadership and inspiration requisite for the social, moral, economic, and political reorganization of the world.”
We marvel at these words:
Urantia is now quivering on the very brink of one of its most amazing and enthralling epochs of social readjustment, moral quickening, and spiritual enlightenment.
They indicate that our world is prepared for change, and it will not take much to push us over the brink and into an era of spiritual enlightenment. We are closer than we think to light and life. But it will take the united effort of a worldwide spiritual brotherhood – ‘ten men all pushing in the same direction at the same moment.’ (UB 81:6.37)
Join us, and your fellow UB readers in this year’s Remembrance Supper commemoration on April 6th, and prepare yourself to answer the call to adventure! And if you do, write us and share your experience and whether you think this annual tradition can unify our community.
Your Family in the Faith,
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