Metaphysical meaning of Linus (mbd)
Linus, li'-nus (Gk.)--flaxen; linen; clothing; wick of a lamp; net; lionlike.
A Christian friend of Paul's at Rome who sent salutation to Timothy (II Tim. 4:21). Meta. Net suggests a fisherman, and a fisherman suggests a person who seeks to win others to the Christ Truth, or, that in each awakened individual which works with diligence to bring all his thoughts and the whole of his organism into subjection to and harmony with the Christ mind. Jesus, in calling two of His disciples--Simon Peter and Andrew--who were fishermen, said, "Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left the nets, and followed him" (Matt. 4:19, 20).
Linus symbolizes the inner courage, fearlessness, initiative, life, and energy (lionlike) that are necessary in the teaching and training (the clothing) of our thought people, to the end that our entire being may be changed into the likeness of pure Spirit. "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Rom. 12:2).