December 2014 Rosicrucian Mass Sermon: The Logos

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The Logos; the word of God.  But if we are all gods, then each our word matters.  You’ve heard people say, “my word is my bond” and so indeed it should be.  The first article of virtue for the spiritual aspirant is to speak truth; otherwise you are first, betraying yourself, long before deceiving another.

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  1. Sermon Notes on the Logos:

    If we are to examine the idea of immortality, the first thing we need to do is to remove every material item that originates in this world. Why? Everything of this world, including the body, is mortal. So that everything outside the self falls into that old saying: “You can’t take it with you.”

    But if the soul within you is immortal and divine, then the soul must be the very essence of the LOGOS, the word of the divine; expressing itself into the world.

    John I teaches this to those who have ears:

    “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made; and in him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”

    “through him” the LOGOS “all things were made” this alludes to the fiat in Genesis; where God declares with his word: “Let there be light.”

    And so it is that for each of us, being divine; we make the world by our word. It is how we communicate with each other–developing our social, family and professional lives. the words we say in private to our spouses, the words we say to our bosses, co-workers and customers; the words a musician sings that earns him or her an audience and career–creates musical and political movements.

    It is all our words that are making the world as it is in the this moment.

    So if we now ask, what good is a moral code? And why is it important to tell the truth?..to be honest?

    Certainly, if that word, which comes from the immortal fabric of the soul is fouled by being made into a lie, a falsity, then it cannot hold the light of the soul and like all lies, must eventually die, as eventually, the truth must be told and will shine forth.

    Yet we each have our own LOGOS; our own truth–it defines who we are, both in how we represent ourselves to the world and how we represent ourselves to ourselves.

    And so we as Gnostics also eschew moral platitudes that society seems to depend upon; the Golden Rule just doesn’t make sense if it requires that I do something that is not true to who and what I am.

    Scientific studies have shown that you can erase a man’s memory. But leave his moral center in tact and people will still recognize him. Change his moral conviction and a different man emerges. what this tells us is the LOGOS is tinctured by an essence that has everything to do with our identity.

    In the hands of a prophet, the uttered word releases into the world, a great and constructive force. Such a word can build for us, the bridge that connects us with the divine source that has generated the Universe.

    There must be a prophet to appear in each generation, as each generation has a responsibility to forge its won connection to the divine. And the word of dead prophets from the past cannot utter the truth of the present; because that word is in the world where everything is mortal. And only a new word can reconnect with that which is immortal.

    For that matter, we live in a time where we must each become a prophet for ourselves. It is the only way we can touch the immortal fabric of our own souls. And it is a certain key to our immortality.

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