John the Baptist and the Dawning of the New Mysteries
Gospel Reading: Mark 16: 17.29
Dear Community of Christians,
For the development of humanity, it is necessary that wise people come to earth at pivotal times and bring impulses to lead society forward. Society can take those impulses for their present evolution, or else they become seeds and disappear underground.
Before the events of Christ, developmental impulses were brought to society by human leaders along invisible paths. These impulses came out of the mystery temples, received and taken forward by those who could spread them.
The arrival of John the Baptist on earth is connected with a mysterious angelic encounter by his father Zacharias, as a last glimpse of the reception of wisdom in the Mystery Temples. His strong impulse was the awakening call: change your consciousness. The time is at hand.
The mystery Temples were no longer sources of wisdom and faded into history. Jesus Christs life on earth, with its world-transforming impulse of individualization, of love, compassion and will forces of sacrifice could be grasped by every single person, then and now. These new mysteries are open to every single person.
Today great leaders of humanity incarnate among us, but are inconspicuous, bringing those important impulses to fruition. They are in the public eye and yet are not taken seriously, neither the leader nor their impulses. Perhaps they are even scorned and ridiculed.
But human development must continue whether the impulses are taken up or not. Accordingly, humanity may be subject to errors, or have to make difficult detours.
Our intellectual thinking has the tendency to doubt everything. How then, can we ever recognize which impulses really serve human development? Perhaps we also need to learn from history. Many things are initially rejected, laughed at, scorned and doubted, but these very things may contain the new impulse of what will and must come. Through the long eye of history we see, and will see, how such impulses have slowly manifested themselves in society.
Rev. Ute Koenig
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