Will I fare better than a starving child?

3695653522Don’t know.

You see I am a follower of the spiritual ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological writings. He claimed that all children go to heaven because they die in innocence. Heaven consists of those who are in innocence.

I personally have no such guarantee.

Since I have grown up to reach the age of responsibility, my only guarantee of obtaining heavenly happiness is if I regain my innocence through spiritual wisdom and living according to a spiritual conscience.

I am constantly aware that I can blow it through bad choices. So, in a way, having a full belly as an adult puts me in greater spiritual jeopardy than a starving child.

We have to feed both bodily bellies and spiritual bellies.


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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2 Responses to Will I fare better than a starving child?

  1. lukescott313 says:

    beautifully said. thank you for the inspiration and the reminder to be humble in the presence of the power that commands all existence.

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