A Michaelic Feast
Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:1-14
Dear Community of Christians,
I remember the autumn months in Canada when the world, even in the city, turned into a sea of color. The Indian summer made its way into the world and the trees were colored in red, yellow and orange. This triggered an indescribable excitement in me about the beauty of the world. This experience also brought up many different thoughts. The sensation, this beauty is not a purely natural process. Elemental beings, even hierarchical beings are also involved in it. This encounter brings up deep gratitude to be able to experience this event again and again over the years.
This also includes the purely scientific questions. What kind of soil culture is needed, what kind of weather conditions are required, what kind of internal process takes place in the trees themselves?
For me, the Indian Summer experience was a true Michaelic feast. Enthusiasm flows from the heart and with the powers of the heart the human being begins to think. Is that what we are need today? The capacity for enthusiasm? In these socially difficult times, it is not easy to find events to get excited about. To consciously seek this, to strive for it, is Michaelic power that can be found in the heart so that we develop towards heart thinking and become real servants of Michael.
Rev. Ute Koenig
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