Whitsun: A Festival of Fulfilment
Christ’s promise to send a spirit of truth to human beings was fulfilled shortly after his ascension when the spirit of truth descended upon the apostles. This first Whitsun continues to be commemorated to this day. Human beings should cultivate this relationship with the divine world and live in the desire and longing for God and Christ. Then they will strive for high virtues, and these spiritual values will flower and become part of their soul through the help of angels of God.
Human Life Consists of Weaving One’s Own Spiritual Garment
Both deeds and thoughts create the spiritual garment of human beings, and, after their death, they wear it upon their arrival in the world beyond. This is demonstrated in two different examples. A man of false and evil thinking had to adjust his ways in the spiritual world. He achieved this through a devoted engagement over a long period. Then we learn about a very aged woman returning to the spiritual world after a life full of love, patience, sacrifice and humility. Despite great poverty and humiliation, she maintained her faith in God and thus wove for herself a compatible spiritual garment.