are someone who is critical, seeks the truth, and is eager for knowledge, I
will ask you what you would have done if a saint, an angel, or Mary had
stood before you and said:
"Write - take the Bible - read
section after section - we are going to work through these books."
Would you have said yes? Would you
have written everything down?
I needed time to say yes, and then I
began to work. I read the Bible, as much as I could survey at a time,
section after section. Then I went into church - prayed - and started to
Read the words critically - seeking the truth - and you will be enriched.
Joa Bolendas, 1987
(So That You May Be One, Bolendas,1997: p. 240)