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New Church Perspective
is an online magazine with essays and other content published weekly. Our features are from a variety of writers dealing with a variety of topics, all celebrating the understanding and application of New Church ideas. For a list of past features by category or title, visit our archive.

Entries in angels (2)


Angels and Little Children

Kurt provides a thought provoking quote about the interaction between little children and the angels around them. The innocence and lack of worldly concerns children experience results in a different relationship than adults have with angels - a different but interesting and applicable thought to ponder during the Christmas season. -Editor.

Dear Parents of Young Children,

I believe in angels. I believe my dear wife was and is an angel now too. And I believe she and other angels are around little children like yours. I believe you can feel angels’ presence radiating through a child’s smiling face and see it sparkling in a child’s eyes. And last Sunday the high pitched voices of two little boys saying the Lord’s Prayer in church in the row in front of me pulled at my heart and brought back tender memories of our own family when they were young, as we knelt together in prayer with them.

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Helen traces the progression of how humans have interpreted dreams from Biblical times through to the present day. She examines why we are removed from perceiving their significance directly. -Editor.

Sleep is a wonderful thing — Hamlet says:

"…to sleep, perchance to dream” (William Shakespeare, Hamlet).

Emily Dickinson wrote about sleep and dreaming, too. A verse from a poem of hers says:

"Half glad when it is night and sleep,
if, haply, thro’ a dream to peep
into parlors shut by day…"(I Have a King, who does not speak—).

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