Good Friday: Matter as Expression of Spirit
Gospel Reading: John 19: 1-15
Dear Community of Christians,
If we are honest with ourselves, we must realize again and again how difficult it is for us to see everything that is material, and physical as the outer expression of the spirit. The crucifixion was an external physical event that took place on our material-physical earth. And at the same time, it was the highest spiritual event with rising new divine light for the earth. As long as we only look at the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth and are not aware that at the same time the crucifixion, the death of the supreme Christ being, has taken place, we will be bound to our materialistic, intellectual thinking and feelings.
Despite the spring and the bright light outside, our soul is surrounded by deepest darkness. It is the dark night of the human soul that we experience now. The human soul is totally disoriented. Decisions are being made by people who are ignorant that mankind is drifting towards the abyss. Dark decisions which could mean that the development of humanity will no longer be possible. Will a future generation one day say, “back then the human soul was nailed on the cross of hardened materialistic consciousness?”
It is up to each individual human being whether we recognize evil in its clear form. And, whether we are able to push back against these powers today with the resurrection power, at work in the world over the last 2000 Years?
Rev. Ute Koenig
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