Crosses of light - FAQ
Q. People in southern California and elsewhere around the world have reported crosses of
light appearing in their windows. How is that explained?
A. They first appeared in El Monte, California, a part of Los Angeles, in May 1988. In April of that year, my
Master said that very soon Maitreya would create so many crosses of light around the world that people would not
be able to ignore them. No one would know where they come from, or how they came about. There are now 20 or 30
such crosses in the El Monte area. They have also appeared in various parts of the world. I received a letter
recently from a woman in New Jersey who had a cross appear miraculously in her apartment window. The crosses
appear suddenly; they were not there previously. They are ëactivated' by Maitreya, and have a great effect on
the people around them. They draw thousands of people to see them and some people have extraordinary healing and
spiritual experiences. The whole society in El Monte has been transformed, both individually and as a community,
since the first appearance of a cross of light in the bathroom window of a Hispanic family there. The family in
whose window the first cross appeared took the glass to their local church, because there were so many people
coming to see the cross. But the cross promptly disappeared and nothing they tried could bring the cross back.
Reluctantly, they took the glass to be put back in the house. The cross immediately reappeared on the glass.
[Editor's note: In November 1995, 40-foot high crosses appeared in the windows of a Baptist church near
Knoxville, Tennessee. Many healings have been attributed to these crosses. See Share
International, July/August 1996]
Q: It is interesting that the crosses appeared in a low-income
community in southern California. Is there any significance to that?
A: The Christ has said: ìLook for Me in
the dark places, where hunger and strife abound. Know Me as the brother of
the poor, the rejected of the world.î (From Message No. 128) It is as a
spokesperson for the poor and dispossessed that He comes. There are some
1,200 million people living in conditions of official, absolute poverty,
which means they have an income of less than $US100 per year. Half of
these have nothing at all, and a large portion of them, many millions, are
literally starving to death ñ in a world with a huge surplus of food per
capita. It is because Maitreya can no longer stand aside and watch what He
calls ìthis blasphemyî, ìthis slaughterî, ìthis crimeî of starvation in
the midst of plenty that He has now returned to the world. (SI, Jul/Aug