STARTING JUNE 1, 2017 and throughout the month, Words for the New Church will be sending out a series of daily readings. These readings are from the work Divine Providence and treat of the third of five laws of Divine Providence revealed in this book.
It is a law of the Divine Providence that man should not be compelled by external means to think and will, and thus to believe and love, the things of religion, but should persuade and at times compel himself to do so. (DP 129)
The third law of Divine Providence thus relates to freedom of thought and will from external compulsion. Though we might be compelled by others to say or do certain things, nobody can make us believe or love what we do not wish to believe or love.
Our readings this spring deal, then, with ways in which our Lord Jesus Christ protects our spiritual freedom.
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