434 TALKS ON " AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER " suffering as that by killing out love from the heart. Remember how a sword pierced the heart of Our Lady Herself, the Blessed Virgin Mar^. She might have escaped that sword, you tan see, if she had chosen to tear out from her heart all remembrance of her Son and forget Him altogether. That is the method adopted by the people of the darker magic. They cast out love and so they do not suffer. But that is the darker magic—and is not for any who follow the Great Brotherhood, for there the love becomes even stronger. But it becomes, at the same time, selfless love, so that the thought of the Master and His work is that which is loved most of all, and that to which everything else must give way. You do not kill out the love, but you kill out the selfishness in the love, and that is not always easy. Remember how the Christ Himself spoke to the people. He said to them, " Forsake all and follow Me." Now when you read that, or when our Christian friends read that in the Gospel, of course they all feel they would have done it at once. ft is not so certain. Think of it—put yourself, if you can, into the place of the people of that time. Remember the young man who came to Him, who had great possessions and riches. He did not forsake all and follow Christ. He was sorrowful about it. He could not because he had great possessions. Probably these possessions brought their duties which he felt he had to perform. In any case would you have been so sure to do it ?