One day while they were contemplating all the great works and victorious combats accomplished by the Lord on earth to unify His human imperfections with His Holy Divine Essence and glorify this final unity, they heard a sound like a buzzer in the heavenly atmosphere above.
“Sounds like our host on earth is being attacked by evil spirits,” said Gail as she reacted to the warning alarm.
“Well,” said Gary, “let’s go do battle with those creeps!”
So Gary and Gail descended from heaven down into their host’s psyche and into a special compartment of the host’s memory banks where valuable knowledge was stored concerning the spiritual love and truth that had been experienced in life.
“Lots of good stuff here. This is going to be easy,” said Gail.
“Yeah,” responded Gary as both angels scanned all the valuable spiritual knowledge collected through the efforts of their host’s lifelong study of the Lord’s Holy Word. “There is plenty of material here to work with,” said Gary as he rolled up his sleeves. (You see, since God only fights evil with truth, the sacred data in their host’s memory was the “metal” that the two angels used to forge their weapons.)
Armed and girded by the spiritual knowledge of their host, the two guardian angels came to a large gorge. On the other side of the gorge many evil spirits were exploiting, activating and promoting all the faults and compulsions that they could find in other parts of the earthly host’s memory and experiences. It was a full-blown “toga” party!
“Let’s cross over and repel them!” shouted Gary.
“There’s the Bridge,” said Gail pointing with her arm.
However, when the two angels reached the bridge it had a sign posted on it, which read: “Bridge closed for repair.”
Seeing that the two heavenly angels could not reach and challenge them, the evil spirits were inspired to drive their host into greater despair.
“How is this possible?” said Gary in a frustrated tone.
“Perhaps, we can open our host’s neural connections and channels to see and hear what is going on down there on earth,” said Gary’s resourceful heavenly partner.
After a little neural “tinkering,” the two angels were able to plug into the sounds and sights that their host was experiencing from the terrestrial world.
“It looks like our host is in a church. He is surrounded by people who are offering support, words of encouragement and plenty of hugs,” observed Gail.
“Oh, here comes the minister. Let’s listen to what he has to say,” said Gary, taking extreme interest in how the minister would intervene.
The minister approached the deeply troubled and agitated member of his congregation. “What is the problem?” he asked.
“I am not feeling good about myself,” said the suffering worshipper. “I feel inner conflict and remorse. How do I get rid of this terrible feeling?”
The minister gave his suffering congregational member an encouraging pat on the shoulder, and, with a loving smile shared these words of wisdom. “You are valuable to God. God loves you. God and His heavenly angels will defend and protect you. Never give up your hope.”
As the minister said these words Gary noticed another section of the bridge’s structure fall off. “Oh no!” exclaimed Gary. “That minister is telling our host to do the exact opposite thing that is necessary to remedy the situation.”
“You are right,” said Gail. “Instead of encouraging our host to look deep inside and identify the negative traits that are being stirred up, the minister is offering soothing words and trying to restore his member’s self-esteem. This is nothing more than ‘spiritual chocolate.’”
“Holy Crap! Unless our host is encouraged to use introspection and self-examination there is nothing for us to fight,” said Gary, fully understanding the terrifying nature of this situation. “It is everyone’s cosmic duty to dig up the dirt in their lives. People just can’t always HOPE for God to fix things—in spite of themselves.”
As the two guardian angels shrugged their shoulders and prepared for their next assignment from God they looked back at the crumbling bridge, which was constructed so that a path would be opened up for humans from earth to experience the “clash” of their inner reality. This special bridge like all bridges had a name. It was named INNER SINCERITY.