To gird one’s self, as in John. 21:18, signifies to know and perceive truths in the light from good.
'Being clothed in sackcloth' signifies lamentation because of the devastation of truth in the church. 'Sackcloth,' as in Revelation 6:12, relates to destroyed good.
The "high mountains being covered " (Gen. 7:19) signifies that all the good things of charity were extinguished.
On a natural level, there are a variety of things that can cause shame. We might be ashamed of physical weakness or ugliness; we might...
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” That’s a sentiment with roots somewhere in murky antiquity, but one that has become hopelessly cliché because...
'A bald head' signifies the Word deprived of the natural sense, which is the sense of the letter.
The head is the part of us that is highest, which means in a representative sense that it is what is closest to the Lord....