And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of
I walk in the garden of the Lord's grove. I see before me, in the east and midway up in the sky, a sun brighter than any I have ever seen, yet the brighter it is the more inviting and nourishing. It's light does not
The Arc of Life, the Innocence of Childhood and the Innocence of Old Age: We begin in God and Return to God
"Because innocence attributes nothing of good to itself, but ascribes all good to the Lord, and because it thus loves to be
A candle symbolizes Christ, specifically his self-giving love and the gifts of life we receive from Him. The candle provides light and warmth as it consumes its own substance, the wax. The wax and wick work in symbiosis, in other words, form
"And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous,
SYMBOLOGY IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE
I have a beautiful Christmas tree in my house, with lights, streamers, ornaments and a star on top. As do so many, I love having a Christmas tree and decorating it.
It is wonderful to contemplate the symbology and correspondences of the
This is a time that dredges up deep and dark feelings, and also a time of great joy.
Swedenborg, from 'True Christian Religion':
"At the time of the Lord's first coming the hells had increased to such a height as to fill the whole world of spirits,
The impact of the imbalance of evil over good in the time before Jesus is demonstrated on Earth in the lives of people in many ways. We will examine several of these. When Paul, Isaiah, John, and Jesus all speak of the light and the
When I was about seven I remember having the first experience of hating. We had recently moved back to the town of Barstow after living in LA for a year. I had a group of friends before and I was eager to
"Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they