Sermon: 31st October '21
Gospel Reading: Revelations 7: 9-17
Dear Community of Christians,
The lake close to us sometimes has a surface which is smooth like a mirror, and if the weather shows its best side with a blue sky and clear sunlight, the sky is reflected perfectly in the lake. The water becomes almost blue. On the other side, the fine mist rises continuously upwards and slowly changes the atmosphere. Can we say here as above so below and vice versa?
But there is also a reflection from the inside to the outside and vice versa, especially when we look at human beings.
Sometimes one can say of another person that he, or she has eyes like shining stars. Something is reflected from the inside and becomes visible.
Certain stellar forces determine our lives from the moment we are born until we die. The effects of these forces always determine our feelings and sensations, mostly unconsciously. Since these unconscious forces often interact with unconscious forces that we bring with us from former lives, this can cause much suffering in our personal lives. We all know people who are weight down by suffering, and very often this suffering is also reflected in a person’s face. The suffering and pain will certainly then be received by the the spiritual world.
Admittedly, we are conscious and clear-thinking people of today and so we can become aware the effects of these star forces. What has been achieved will also become visible, will shine outwardly. And in the opposite direction human prayer and the spiritual thinking will flow upwards.
The suffering, the pain, but also the inner spiritual activity will one day come to an end.
What has been mirrored through the development of humanity will be perceived as those who ” have washed their garments and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, they stand before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in his temple.”
This image of the robes washed white in the blood of the Lamb will be what is reflected from the bottom up through all that we continually wrestle in order to bring human development closer to its purpose.
Rev. Ute Koenig
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