„God has given us free will and everything depends on that for each individual. He can choose to worship God in the right way and thus live forever, or he can choose not to and not be resurrected,“ a woman who belongs to a very mission-oriented religious community once told me. She used to be Lutheran, she said earlier, but she was never really at home there simply because of the idea of the torments of hell.
What would have happened, I wondered later, if she had found her home in Lutheran Christianity after all? Or if she had never come into contact with her present denomination – which claims to be the only one to make eternal life possible in its practice? Where would free will have been then in relation to the course of her life? How then could God judge her on Judgment Day for not worshipping Him correctly, when she simply would never have experienced the right path during her life? „By chance“ would…. not have experienced or if the plan, the destiny, would simply not have provided it…. What would she have been able to decide with her free will, if she had not recognized any possibilities of choice?
The divine is in our heart. It is a part of us. All the holy books are also gathered there, and in all creation, of course. But discovering the Divine in our heart and living a life of love for our neighbor is not a matter of will. Even when one has found it, one can always lose it from perception. One can want the opposite. If I no longer feel the divine in me, then no holy books will help. I can study the Bible as much as I want. The only thing that can help is the presence of God in the form of people full of divine love. That is the root. To meet the lonely people with this pure love, that is the real mission. If they then perceive their long-buried divine power in their hearts again, then they should organize themselves religiously where they only want to. There, where they are personally best in contact with their divine knowledge. But without root power no tree, no leaf, no blossom and no fruit can develop. Perhaps in growth and in flowering and in fruiting there is a little free will in the choice of the way. With the receiving of the root power, however, it does not exist – with certainty (I assert this now quite boldly once). There only the fate works. There only the plan works. There nothing can be wanted. There the ego has no influence. There it can read and want to understand as it wants. The root power is beyond any understanding.