COME TO ME
BY: BARBARA J. STRAUSER
LIST OF CHARACTERS
Character bears witness to the inner man – seen only by God, revealed in the light.
King – God influence.
Lilly – (Innocence) The untried soul represents the condition of humanity before the fall: blameless.
Leilah – (Dark as night) This representation of femininity depicts the tormented character of the
soulish area separated from God.
Scathe – (To harm or injure; especially by fire; satanic) Carnal influence; desires and supply apart
Paraclete – (Holy Spirit) The Counselor is the nearness and “nowness” of God.
Moribund – (Death bound) This persona of mankind represents the fallen character of self
motivated by the sense realm with the carnal influence of longings, imaginations and
Jerome – (Bearing a holy name) The prince portrays the very essence of the One to be recreated
in human form.
Osmund – (Protection of God) Jerome’s steed.
Scathe and Leilah’s children – These represent all that is spawned in the union of the soul and
the carnal nature.
Elizabeth – (Consecrated to God) Spirit led soul.
Elaine – (Bright shining one) This personage depicts the transformed soul, the designated bride of
the recreated spirit.
Rapture – (Transported by ecstasy) The son of Elaine and Jerome represents the integral part of
salvation – the product of the recreated spirit and the transformed soul.
Phoenix – (Paragon of virtue) The renewed character of humans is consigned as an adjunct of the
reclaimed soul, and is represented here as a creature of light. This is the persona of
the sense realm restored to holiness. This shining character rises through the ashes of
the dead self.
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