From Rev. Solomon Keal, School Pastor
April 16, 2019

At Christmastime, we celebrate the new Light of the Lord coming into the world. The Lord’s Love enters our lives in the form of His Truth. This is a wonderful thing. We can’t really know Love itself unless it takes on a form, which is Truth. That’s when we begin to see the Light and understand who the Lord really is. This is the first stage of our relationship with the Lord.

But the cycle only becomes complete at Easter when the Lord’s Truth is returned to Love itself.  That’s when we see how the Truth by itself is not completely God, it must be joined to Love itself. The truth must be glorified in a life of love. It must rise above the finite worldly technicalities and details of this life and focus on the heavenly life of love and usefulness. So we apply the truth to a life of love and usefulness, and that’s when we begin to feel the Warmth and new Life of the Lord’s Love. The Lord can then become glorified in our lives. The Lord can rise in our hearts and minds.

“Before the Lord was glorified, He was the Divine truth that is from Divine good; but when He had been glorified, He was Divine good itself.” (Arcana Coelestia 3704.11)

“I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father.” (John 16:28)

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