New Years Eve '21
Gospel Reading: 1. John 4: 7-13
Dear Community of Christians,
We are now in the midst of the 12 Holy Nights, a time that lies ‘between the years’. The outer life, the busy world has not yet picked up speed again. This offers the chance to take more care of our inner world and to turn our thoughts inwards.
And then we can find an incredibly rich world as it is laid out in each of us. In the gold ground of our soul lies the treasure of our infinite capacity for love.
In Christmas lies the original source of all love, when the pure soul of the Christ Child of the Luke Gospel, is ready to be born on earth. The power of the love of the Child Jesus is based on complete selflessness. This selfless openness and love made the inner space as a then-future vessel of the solar powers of Christ.
This power of selfless love is the first thing with which we are received with on earth when the mother envelops us with her love, and gives us warmth, security and full attention.
Now it is up to us to pass on love in the broadest sense to every human being. That is certainly a very difficult task, especially to include also the one who does evil.
Rev. Ute Koenig
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