Friday, December 14, 2018

Spirit Triumphant! Flame!

"I am come to send fire on the earth."
—Luke 12:49

Rudolf Steiner:

I want with cosmic spirit
To enthuse each human being
That a flame they may become
And fiery will unfold
The essence of their being.
The other ones, they strive
To take from cosmic waters
What will extinguish flames
And pour paralysis
Into all inner being.
Oh joy! when the human being's flame
Is blazing, even when at rest.
Oh bitter pain! when the human thing
Is put in bonds, when it wants to stir.