To love - to love truly - is to open for our beloved a portal that leads into the sustaining presence of God. If we do not, an emptiness grows that is filled by Death.
Putting selfishness behind us, we are offered in Revelation 21 and 22 a vision of unity, an experience of life that joins the feminine and masculine virtues under the service of love. Heaven is remade, and becomes the repository for the best of human intentions. When done in love, no act of creation is more … Continue reading Consummation
Revelation 20: Liberation from evil is not a straight-line process. We reflect on our struggle with selfishness, and detail the final steps in its defeat. Through his control of the state police, for twenty-four years Josef Stalin ruled the Soviet Union with an iron fist. Whether in politics or the military, every capable leader was … Continue reading Recidivism
Elaborating the triumph of love from the human perspective, John prophesies that we will not be abandoned to tyranny, but serve as the anchor for the love that purges violence and selfishness from our nature. During junior high school, the five children in my family had a brief rebellion. My sister would gather us in … Continue reading Life, Rescued
Revelation 18 shows how the spiritual reign of MYSTERY has affected civilization. In seeking redemption, we must place people before property. On that particular day, I was late getting in for work, and had to stop at Staples. I assumed that I had lost track of the holiday schedule, because the parking lot was empty. … Continue reading Babylon