12th December 21
Dear Community of Christians,
The letters by Paul the Apostle are Christian testimonies from the first human being fully imbued with the power of Christ. His soul-awakening words are imbued with the deep knowledge that with the Christ mystery, the spiritual sun power has entered into the earth. From now on, this sun power can shine as an individual sun in every single human heart. But it can only happen if we go through our life truly awake, and not asleep.
With the lofty, spiritual goal that Paul puts before the eyes of the Thessalonians, one has to ask how can it ever be achieved by us materialistically inclined people.
Different personalities in many different cultures of the recent past have shown us that it is possible.
What distinguishes them is a pronounced self-discipline, their willingness to walk a path of practice, and to wrest this path from an often-difficult destiny. Through Rudolf Steiner’s words we can say of such a path of practice that “ideas become ideals and out of this activity lifeforces will be created”.
Then it becomes possible to do the good for the sake of the good. Such extraordinary people have wrested their steeled willpower from their weakness; they did not spend their lives sleeping and or dreaming. In contrast to being attracted by the evil in the world, it can be a help to look up to such outstanding personalities who have walked their lives fully awake with consciousness.
Rev. Ute Koenig
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