Epiphany: 6th January '21
Gospel Reading: Matthew 2: 1-12
Dear Community of Christians,
Our recent past shows that the tragedy of science is the struggle for the only correct truth. For many people, scientists are, so to speak, wise men. It is commonly perceived that they alone know the right thing.
In fact, there once were genuinely wise men in the past. They knew the power and importance of their knowledge, and that it was not their personal possession. Therefore, there was no question for them; to give certain gifts, qualities to a higher principle. They recognized the limits of their personal possibilities of action. It was necessary for the three wise men giving their precious gifts, developed over long periods of time, to the one who will make these gifts fruitful for humanity in a much higher sense. For them it was a gesture of inner necessity. It was an act of selflessness whose example reaches into our time. And which was then immeasurably exalted by the sacrifice of Christ.
Science of today, which believes itself to be in exclusive possession of the indispensable truth and indoctrinates society with it, needs above all the power of sacrifice, or we can also say selflessness, for the future.
Flame through the weakness of unsteady souls.
Burn out self-ish-ness;
ignite the compassion;
the life stream of mankind,
wells up as the source of spirit rebirth.
Rev. Ute Koenig
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