Sunday, March 25, 2018
Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise God in highest heaven!”
“You cannot have humility when you love only yourself. Self-love is hard, and love to the Divine is soft. Self-love must be wholly crushed.”
Emanuel Swedenborg, Spiritual Experiences 4754
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.”
“There is no such thing as chance; apparent accident or fortune is Providence in the ultimate of order.”
Emanuel Swedenborg, Arcana Coelestia 6493
Friday, March 23, 2018
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.
“[Angels] are upset if anyone attributes to them any wisdom or intelligence at all, for they know and perceive that it would be taking away from the Divine that which is His.”
Emanuel Swedenborg, Arcana Coelestia 4295:2
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.