The Door and the Shepherd
Gospel Reading: John 10: 1-25
Dear Community of Christians,
The door is a crossing of the threshold. Entering or leaving a room requires that we step over the threshold. There are rooms in which we enter that are flooded with light, as well as those which are devoid of light in which we cannot orientate ourselves at first.
Birth and death are physical, and spiritual thresholds, transitions into light and darkness. We experience both these polarities past the threshold.
In our present time, the fear, the fear to face physical death is omnipresent. What does it mean for our life here on earth if this fear, through our materialistic world view, prevents us from clearly seeing that life will be lived intensively after the transition from earthly to spiritual space as well? What could happen if we fail to prepare for a completely different, yet very real world after death?
Testimonies about experiences of the spiritual world, experiences after life, are multiplying.
There are reports of this realm containing much suffering. Because our whole life is unrolled before our spiritual sight after death. The spiritual door, or our spiritual eye will be opened for a new pure consciousness. Without being hindered by our physical body, we look back relentlessly on our life.
If man behaves like a God and intervenes in the divine creation with purely materialistic motivation he sinks into that materialism. He becomes disconnected from the spiritual world. His belief is that today’s medical science is solely responsible for human health; and that with the medicine man can even defy death. With this attitude, humanity can misstep over the threshold into a dark, lightless space. Because man is eating from the tree of life. By pushing through the threshold and breaking this barrier, the death of the soul of humanity is imminent.
But Christ is risen and has performed a new act of creation in which all humanity is included.
Our need for salvation can only come through the conscious awakening of this creative gift, by opening wide the door for the “I am” - Christ in us.
We can then penetrate ourselves with divine light. We will walk through the right door and follow Him who calls us every day anew.
Rev. Ute Koenig
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