Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory

Rudolf Steiner, June 16, 1921:

Today we have come so far that we see a polemic unfolding when it is pointed out that the words in the Lord's Prayer, 'thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen,' inwardly, soul-spiritually, signify Christ, while outwardly what is meant is what corresponds to him in the outer environment: namely the Sun. What this means is that, if we want to summarize the trinity of the kingdom, the power, and the glory outwardly, we say, 'for thine is the Sun'; and if we want to contemplate what is inner and soul-spiritual, we address the Father God, who persists and subsists, and say, 'for thine is the Son, Christ Jesus. He is with you.'

Source: First Steps in Religious Renewal, p. 169

Image: The Isenheim Altar by Gottfried Richter

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