Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

“He who eats My bread treads me under foot.”

Rudolf Steiner: 

These words must be taken literally. Men eat the bread of the Earth and tread upon the Earth with their feet. If the Earth is the body of the Earth Spirit, that is, of the Christ, then men tread with their feet the Earth's body, the body whose bread they eat. An immense deepening of the idea of the Last Supper as presented in the Gospel of St. John is granted us when we learn about the Christ, the Earth Spirit, and about the bread which is taken from the body of the Earth. Christ points to the Earth and says: “This is My body!” Just as the muscular human flesh belongs to the human soul, so does bread belong to the body of the Earth — that is, to the body of the Christ. And the sap that flows through the plants, which pulsates through the vine stalk, is like the blood pulsating through the human body. Pointing to this, the Christ says: “This is my blood!” That this truthful explanation of the Last Supper can cause some of the sanctity to be lost which has always been associated with it can only be imagined by someone possessing no understanding of it or who has neither desire nor capacity for such an understanding. But anyone who wishes to understand will acknowledge that this does not cause it to lose in holiness, but that through it the whole of the Earth planet becomes sanctified. What powerful feelings can be engendered in our souls if we can behold in the Last Supper the greatest mystery of the Earth, the connection between the Event of Golgotha and the entire evolution of the Earth; if we can learn to feel that in the Last Supper the flowing of the blood from the wounds of the Savior had not only a human but a cosmic significance — that is, it gave to the Earth the force to carry forward its evolution.
Anyone who understands the profound meaning of the Gospel of St. John will feel not only united through his physical body with the physical body of the Earth, but as a psycho-spiritual being will feel united with the psycho-spiritual being of the Earth, which is the Christ Himself, and then he will feel how the Christ, as the Spirit of the Earth, flows through his body. When we have this experience we are able to ask: what illuminated the writer of the Gospel of St. John at that moment when he was able to behold the profound mysteries which have to do with Christ Jesus? He beheld the forces, the impulses, which are present in Christ Jesus, and he perceived how these impulses must be active in mankind, if only mankind will receive them.


Washed in the Blood of the Lamb are We
Awash in a Sonburst Sea
You—Love—and I—Love—and Love Divine:
We are the Trinity

You—Love—and I—We are One-Two-Three
Twining Eternally
Two—Yes—and One—Yes—and also Three:
One Dual Trinity
Radiant Calvary
Ultimate Mystery

source: https://martyrion.blogspot.com/2020/06/the-mystery-of-golgotha.html

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