Angels have “street smarts”

busy-city-streetThe term “street smarts” depicts someone who learns about life on the streets, rather than from books or from school. The phrase means that “wisdom” can be acquired by an individual who is not separated from their environment and the actual conditions that life brings on.

The phrase also has a deeper, spiritual significance.

In Luke 13:26 we are told that the “Lord taught in the streets.” Spiritually speaking,  “street smarts” symbolizes being taught where life’s activities are taking place (and not in some dead building). Therefore, to teach in the streets represents that the Lord’s teachings (from the Word) should be taken to heart and put into real action, whereby concepts become alive and helpful!

How else would a religion become real?

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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