On Mars Day parallels to AT
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jo Ann Schwartz <
> Tuesday of Holy Week : Mars DayJo Ann,
> Emil Bock
> The Three Years
Thanks for sending these in (and thanks to Liz for
saving these scans over the years).
Rereading Mars Day several paragraphs stood
out as relevant to what is currently going on at AT,
so I am going to take the liberty of reposting, a few
excerpts as I think they apply to all of us here,
and are worth thinking reflectively:
"Just as dogs bark and bite only when they are afraid, so
these ostensible questions, which are really arrows of
hate, are the outcome of fear."
" It is the downfall of a whole world that the
Christ sets before their souls. The division,
manifest all day between the hostile opponents
and the little band striving for discipleship--this
too becomes translucent. The history of the
world will bring nothing less than a great
dividing of mankind. Some strive towards
the divine; others strive against it. And
no matter how imposing what is accomplished
on earth by the antagonists, it is only the
outcome of a hidden fear. "
Again, because it is relevant...
"The history of the world will bring nothing
less than a great dividing of mankind. Some strive
towards the divine; others strive against it. And
no matter how imposing what is accomplished on
earth by the antagonists, it is only the outcome of
a hidden fear."
Christ told use two thousand years ago a division
of humanity will come about, a division into two _races_,
the good race and and the evil race in the distant future.
Was Christ a racist? :-)
"Some day the Bridegroom of the soul will come;
some day the One who entrusted the talents to
his servants when He went way, will come again
to claim the reckoning."
"The words of the Tuesday in Holy Week, taken
together, are wonderfully relevant to every battle
of light with darkness, every struggle for Christian
discipleship in conflict with Christ's enemies."
"Goethe's statement that world history is nothing
else than a continuous fight of belief against
unbelief touches the truth that is given in all
detail during the Tuesday of Holy Week."
"The battle is not necessarily fought by one group
of men against another. It must be carried on
"It must be carried on within ourselves."
(Just because some of us belief Steiner's Christologies
doesn't mean we don't fall prey daily, several times a day
to our own struggle. Christ would never have said to his
Mars opponents some of the things said to PS and those
considered 'the opponents" here. :-( He did not name call,
and deride and I feel increasingly sad to see this increasing
at AT, to be honest.
It sure doesn't reflect well on eitherSteiner, or our
Do we love our opponents as Christ did His?
If not, why not?)
"In each human soul fear and courage, opposition
to Christ and discipleship of Christ, are mingled."