Gospel Reading: Luke 2:25-35
Dear Community of Christians,
Simeon the person who is entirely dedicated to the Good and the Prophetess Hannah were then like archetypes of Godparents for the Jesus child. When the child was brought to the temple, and were presented for the first time to the public, they were the representatives for mankind to reveal that he will be the ruler of “His” kingdom.
Actually, every child born into the world is king in its own little kingdom: The parents, the brothers and sisters, the relatives, they all form his small kingdom. Then the little space gradually expands with its friends, and later with its tasks and with its enemies. Besides its parents who are responsible for the physical well-being, it needs also the representatives of mankind, in form of two Godparents. If Godparents take the task seriously, then there is real responsibility involved. In the Christian Community the Godparents are called “guardian”, it is a matter of inner disposition to alertness of spiritually, to accompany the child, the youth, perhaps even the adult, to support them in their tasks for their kingdom.
If we now consider that we all have the mission on earth, to bring our higher self, not our egoistic part, to birth, then we sense that is, and will be a very difficult occurrence. Can we once ask, are there also two beings that protect and accompany the process of becoming a true King in our own adult kingdom? Not an easy question to answer. But the two qualities of a healthy soul and a clear consciousness will be the best requirements we can think of. In this sense, we can feel responsible as our own guardian.
Rev. Ute Koenig