THE heart is the place of understanding, or as we would rather say, the doorway of divine wisdom-"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." The heart, and not the mind, knoweth the deep things of God. Our lesson can only be understood in your own heart. The true revelation must unfold from the divine heart of love, beating in unison with your own. So near is God.
There are many theories, many explanations given about the cross of Jesus. Trust the inward and spiritual guide in all these matters, and not the mind of man. We know that the sacrifice on the cross has for your world the deepest meaning. In that sublime act Jesus the Christ symbolized God's highest thought for you.
You cannot now comprehend the greatness of it. Bonds were burst, and your earth was given its freedom. How much we have misunderstood its meaning! Let us keep reverent hearts and hushed voices before a mystery of such high import. It has a wide meaning, and only divine wisdom can interpret its greatness and its love. From our side we see something more of its results.
The principalities and powers can no longer harm you against your own will. Jesus descended into the owest hell that He might set free the captives and cast off all that makes for separation between God and man. The cross was the lifting up of humanity into divinity. Every incident in connection therewith symbolizes some great inner truth. In that mysterious outflow of water from the side, your earth received its chrism-its holy anointing-its Christhood. We worship in lowly adoration when we remember the greatness of that work. We have much to learn about this, and you can never know the full meaning of sacrifice until you too enter into sinless and selfless Christhood.
Jesus Christ is your highest conception of God. He chose to stand for your world from the beginning as the eternal Christ of God. He alone knew all God's meaning for you. When visible in the flesh He was the God-man, a Man for all men, loving God and loving men, the universal Man. In Him all find relationship. He is of the great wholeness of life, the sap, the very tree and vine. He was truly Son of God and Son of Man. The great unity of God and Man is revealed in the cross.