Sunday 5th December 2021
Gospel Reading: Luke 1: 26-38
Dear Community of Christians,
The appearance of Angels is not something to be taken for granted, then, or today. But nevertheless, they are a clear reality. Not taking the angelic vision and its message seriously has consequences, even if they bring good news. Zacharias had doubts and had to experience the consequences by falling mute.
In our time Angelic messages are much more subtle and therefore not so easily perceived. And yet the Angels are active every day, without ceasing. They are by our side and without their activity we could not accomplish anything on earth. Sometimes they appear almost in physical form, especially when they have protected us from great danger.
I think, even when many people don’t want to believe in angels, and though they have angelic encounters, because of materialistic thinking they fear they fall into illusion. Still, deep in their soul is a subtle awareness that there are forces which keep them alive and which protect them in many ways.
We can try to reframe the term ‘angel’ into the broader thought of ‘spiritual forces’. Our world is going through a dark, dark time. But without the feeling that there are spiritual forces working in the human soul, on the threshold of consciousness, and beyond purely materialistic thinking, our life would be not livable.
We must actively cultivate a feeling for these angelic spiritual beings, working in us and between us. This relationship and working together forms the basis for the world’s future evolution.
Rev. Ute Koenig
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