Third Sunday after Trinity
Intent: God as Ruler of Angels
That God is the ruler of the angels means that there is one Supreme Being, Soul, or Intelligence surpassing and governing a multitude of subordinate beings. In some theological speculations, these beings, like other continua in nature, form a complete chain in an orderly series between the extremes of God and matter.
God is the one great soul of the universe. All others beings participate of this soul. God is the one supreme intelligence in which souls participate. Because they are of the same soul and intelligence, these dependent beings distribute God’s essence in the world and throughout the universe. Through this participation God is not diffused or divided. He is perpetually replenishing the world with life and remains wholly Himself, while at the same time being totally present in His offspring.
All things and all beings are filled with God, subordinate to Him, and every one of them performs the office given by his superior leader. Those beings who do not govern themselves willingly are still under His dominion and instead will be subdued by His influence, which causes them to be agitated and to create disorder and malevolence. God’s rulership of angels reminds us of the revolt of angels, when legions of rebellious spirits were cast into the darkness outside of the pleroma. Since that time the spiritual world has not been complete. Christ intervened to reorganize and repair the Chaos.
June 16, 2018
June 16, 2018