How do you circumcise fruit?

Slice-an-AppleWe are told in Holy Scripture that we will be “known by our fruit” (the spiritual quality of our works).

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg also points out that “good” fruit is circumcised fruit. But how do you go about circumcising fruit? That is, how do you circumcise the actions of your life?

With a sharp knife?

Nope! A knife doesn’t go deep enough!

You simply purify your acts of compassion, friendship and concern. In other words you produce genuine good (circumcised) fruit when your actions come from innocence and giving credit only to the Lord God, rather than from some self-centered motive. Innocence allows good actions to become genuinely spiritual and not oriented to status, reward, reputation or any worldly (terrestrial) motives.

The angels of heaven not only love, they do so in ever-increasing levels of innocence to properly glorify and worship the Lord.


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
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