I hope you have had a good summer after this long-wet spring and wet early summer. Each one of us is still affected by the worldwide crisis in different ways, because this crisis is still not overcome. For this we probably need to find, always anew, the right inner attitude in a necessary period of rest. These concerns, the outer world, and our inner life, can be very different from each other. However, depending on how we experience these concerns, how we communicate them, and what our priorities are, they can sow the seeds of division in communities.
I think there is only one way to prevent the dangerous division. That we raise our awareness of the fact that we are mortal-immortal beings and that the spiritual world has an immediate, direct interest for and in every single human being. One could also call this individual trust in destiny. This does not mean carelessness, but rather a very intensive inner activity. We can practice this inner activity by warming our clear thinking with the power of love, by kindling a flame of aspiration. Then we will become a rock in the surging surf of opinions and inconsistencies.
The trust in the destiny, and thus in the future of The Christian Community has inspired us to create a rich programme. We will have again guests. Uwe Sondermann will come from Germany with a religious-historical theme. In the coming time Anthroposophy will play a very strong part in our program. We will have Jac Hielma as a guest from Holland and he will give a weekend-course about “The Philosophy of Freedom” by Rudolf Steiner. We have an exhibition of paintings by Daniel Ospina. We have also introduced two ongoing offerings in this programme, “Orientations in Anthroposophy”, looking at core anthroposophical concepts, and “Approaching the Threshold”, looking death and dying from an anthroposophical perspective, and lots of other cultural and religious activity. We hope you will join us in this return to the fullness of our work as a place for the religious and cultural life.
With warm greetings,
Rev. Ute Koenig
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