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But important is only how the individual person leads his daily life with regard to the spiritual life of the soul.

Danger to become superficial - Comment on 2016 December 27 (2)

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And so innumerable men do not direct their attention to the remodelling of their nature, as it should be, but they content themselves with the observance of laws, which appear most important to them, because they are not rightly taught by those who however call themselves my representatives on earth. Read more:

Bertha Dudde:

 

Danger to become superficial (Cath.). Duty. Free will.

11. October 1948. B.D. NR. 4458.

Unspeakable many people are in danger to become superficial in spiritual respect, because they have appropriated a view, which is erroneous and lets a serious thinking about the most important seem to be unnecessary. What God demands of men, is merely the work on the soul and for earth life fulfilment of duties, into which man has been put. But the work on the soul is the most important and can only be done from within, i.e., an attitude, which is according to the will of God, must determine every thinking, wanting and acting; man must, driven from inside, lead that way of life, which finds the pleasure of God. And this way of life is merely a life in unselfish love activity towards fellowman. Then his soul will mature; then he does the work on his soul, which is purpose and aim of his earth life. But how many people understand under a God-pleasing way of life an attitude to a certain denomination recognizable outwards. How many people are of the erroneous view that God has given certain external appearances as order to them, and they make an effort to fulfil these conscientiously, without however promoting the maturity of their soul in that way. They now indeed actually do not live as such adverse to God, but they also do not progress; they do not sin, but also do not gather spiritual goods; they are not rebellious to God, but also not connected to God; they do nothing bad, but also nothing particularly good; they are not cold, but also not hot, and therefore they always remain standing on the same level; they do not ascend, but their way is level and therefore does not lead to the aim, which demands ascent, otherwise it is never reached. They are not just few people who are in danger of this, but a great number belongs to those, who are therefore not teachable, because they are firmly convinced to walk the right way and to have the right knowledge. But these people lack one thing: the awareness of the own weakness and the need resulting from it for following the one, to whom they belong. This awareness would let them ask for advice and help, which God will not deny them, but which also exists in that respect, that they are guided into right cognition. Men, who do not rightly recognize the divine will, must first be taught right, and therefore understand their ignorance and seek to overcome it. This is a deeply humiliating admission of his imperfection, but which is rarely made. Far more often a self-arrogance instead of humility is to be found, and it accepts no instruction, but is convinced of the truth and the infallibility of the own thinking. Therefore truth finds no entrance, because man already thinks to be in possession of truth, which however first would have to be presented to him. (12.10.1948) And so innumerable men do not direct their attention to the remodelling of their nature, as it should be, but they content themselves with the observance of laws, which appear most important to them, because they are not rightly taught by those who however call themselves my representatives on earth. But important is only how the individual person leads his daily life with regard to the spiritual life of the soul, how therefore his behaviour in spiritual respect is, whether it agrees with the will of God, therefore presents a fulfilling of his love commands. But the love command applies predominantly to the dealings with fellowmen, with the neighbour, to whom the same measure of love is to be given, if man wants to fulfil the divine commands. Carrying outs, which have nothing to do with neighbourly love, which therefore mean no damage for fellowman in case of omission, are therefore also completely unimportant for the increase of soul maturity; they then fall into the category of worldly carrying outs, which therefore serve some worldly purpose and as pure worldly service can therefore not be assessed for the degree of soul maturity. Laws, which were added to the basic law of the love of God and of the neighbour, are suitable to let this basic law appear less important, and for that reason are a danger for the human soul, so that particularly the commands of love cannot be preached urgently enough, on which fulfilment the salvation of the soul and consequently the whole life in eternity depends. And it must again and again be pointed out to men that they use their will wrongly, if they apply it to the carrying out of humanly enacted commands and believe to now having done their duty, while they do no work at the transformation of their nature and consequently stop on the level of their spiritual development, therefore achieve no progress during their earth life. Only love activity is demanded, because through this the love command is fulfilled, which God has given to men as the only one, so that they become happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 4458.

 

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