“Peace has in it confidence in the Lord: that He directs all things, provides all things, and that He leads to a good end.” - Arcana Caelestia §8455
Kempton New Church


Goodwill is Powerful

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory in the highest to God, and on earth peace, good will among men. (Luke 2:13-14)

Spiritual power is to will the good of others, and to wish to convey to them as far as possible what is with us. (AE 79)

Heaven … consists in desiring from the heart the good of others more than one’s own, and in serving others with a view to their happiness, not with recompense as an end, but from love. (HH 408)

Nothing is more pleasing to one who loves anyone, and who believes anyone, than to will and do what the other wills and thinks, for it is his sole desire to know his will and thought, thus his good pleasure. (AC 10143:5)

Love consists in this, that its own should be another’s; to feel the joy of another as joy in oneself, that is loving. (DLW 47)

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