HHG2-170

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Chapter 170 - ADAM'S FOOLISH DEMAND FOR A SPEECH BY ENOCH ON THE JUST DISAPPEARED LORD. ENOCH'S FITTING ANSWER

170,1. Only after a considerable time did the patriarchs begin to recover and look around whether Jehovah might not be visible somewhere.

170,2. But this endeavour was futile; for Jehovah was hiding again in His holy place and remained only visible to the eyes of pure love in the heart.

170,3. After a while Adam stepped up to Enoch and said to him: "Enoch, speak something about Him, Whom our eyes were not worthy of beholding, so that we may no longer feel quite so abandoned.

170,4. "For nothing is more painful to the heart than missing what one has once seized with love; but it is all the more painful to miss Him Who is the sole life of our hearts and thus the sole object of our most mighty love.

170,5. "So speak, Enoch, speak! Speak about Him, yes speak of nothing else but Him; for He alone has now become the greatest need of our hearts.

170,6. "Do not speak of that which has some bearing on Him, but speak only of Him alone; neither how He was among us, full of love, mercy and condescension, guiding and teaching us and with the greatest mildness showing us the holiest roads full of love to Him, Him, the best, holiest, most loving Father! "So do speak only about Him, dear Enoch! Amen."

170,8. And Enoch promptly opened his mouth and said: "Most venerable father, your desire is pure like the water which is bubbling there in the white sand under the white stone, coming from a purest spring; but think what it means to speak of Him, of Him alone!

170,9. "Behold His great Words around us; we ourselves are nothing else, and whatever we look at is nothing else but God's Word.

170,10. "And now you want me to speak about Him without touching on anything of some bearing to Him.

170,11. 'Tell me, most venerable father, how this might be possible? For speaking of Him without touching on other pictures and matters and things having a bearing on Him is a sheer impossibility.

170,12. "One would have to incessantly utter His name; but how would this strike you after only a short while?

170,13. "Or could such a monotonous repetition of one and the same name, albeit denoting the supreme and most venerable object of our love, be worthy of being called a speech?

170,14. "Therefore you, most venerable father, must change your heart's surely most pure, but nevertheless impossible wish a little, and I shall promptly fulfill it."

170,15. And Adam realized the foolishness of his demand and finally said to Enoch: Yes, yes, my son, you are right, my demand is in all earnest quite impossible; so do according to your heart, which is close to the most holy Father's love, and I shall welcome anything you will utter about Him. Amen."

170,16. And forthwith Enoch addressed the following short speech to all those present, saying: "Fathers and brothers! Have you never observed what the moon looks like beside the sun during the day and what difference there is between its light and that of the sun?

170,17. You all look at me in amazement not knowing what I thereby mean to say.

170,18. "Oh do listen; we will surely unravel this picture.

170,19. "Behold, when the sun's mighty light gleams down on us from the immensely high firmament, the moon stands abashed beside the great luminary of the day and a cloudlet shimmers in the rays of the sun many times more than the moon with all its nocturnal splendour. Only when the great luminary of the day has completely set does the moon's cold light begin to become prominent, beside which even the little stars are able to shine.

170,20. "Look, the same thing applies now to me. Any speech on the Father out of my mouth would now look exactly like the moon's light beside the sun; but when evening and night comes, then also my moon will shine as though it had a light of its own and will allow also other stars around it to shine.

170,21. "However, as long as the great light of God's Word still shines within us, my moonlight is an idle folly; so remit me for now the demanded speech and refresh yourselves through the rays of the great light within us.

170,22. "For now my speech would be like a darkening of the sun within us; so let us remain with the day for as long as it lasts.

170,23. "However, should this day come to an end some time, then, fathers and brothers, only then look out for the moon! - And now let us go home; for the sun is already preparing to go down. Let us do this. Amen."

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