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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for February 6, 2011 

 Matthew 7:1 "Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."  - The Radical Jesus, The Holy Bible
As love alone knows love, and as that which is beauty in us responds to the beautiful around us, so the mind which sets its vision above the confusion of objective strife meets and unifies with a Presence which knows no strife.  It would not be normal to spend one’s whole time meditating and praying.  The belief in the advisability of doing this is a mistaken idea and arises from one’s attempt to separate oneself from the world in which one lives.  Meditation should stimulate the intellect to renewed and greater objective action.  Thus we should swing from prayer to performance, from meditation into action, from contemplation to accomplishment, until the time comes when thought gradually leads us to a place where we have a continuous sense of an overshadowing Presence and an indwelling Good, forever springing spontaneously into our experience. 
- Dr. Ernest Holmes, Living Without Fear, page 139

     It is the Love of G-d that gives us the ability to express love for it is G-d that expresses love through us.  And it seeks to do this every moment in our life and in all things in our life; in our thoughts, in our actions, in our words, in our imagination and in the way that we share the love that indwells us with others.  I believe this is why the Radical Jesus stressed so much in his teaching that we are not to judge.  Judgment takes us out of alignment with G-d and the Principle of Life; All is G-d and All is Good.  Opinions too are edgy in that most often an opinion is expressed as judgment-lite.  We can understand this better as we remind ourselves that "G-d IS" ... which means that no matter who or what we see in the physical ... G-d is a present right there, right where we are.  Now, for our own personal good we must realize that this "judgment" factor can be transcended by a variety of spiritual practices of which affirmative-prayer and silent meditation are perhaps the most powerful.

     If we want to become more aware of G-d expressing Itself through us, we can consciously make mental notes of the times in which we choose to share the love within us, with others.  There is never any justification in withholding love from anyone ... and I don't mean that we are to have intimate relationships with all people ... but, we are to see them as G-d sees them ... through the reflection of divine Love through us.  The Law of Attraction teachers will tell us that what we see in others is what we have within our own self.  Yet, this is not absolute ... what is absolute is that whenever we admit to something negative in anyone, we are not allowing the light of divine Love to shine clearly and unobstructed through our mind ... what we call it makes little difference.

     We must heal that impulse within us to judge even though it has been present with us throughout history.  G-d has already declared the ultimate of judgments and that is that everything is "good and very good."  But ... we say, "how about this and how about that?" ... and this is why the Master Mind Jesus was emphatic in his teaching ... he knew that we don't want to let go of our judgments and many of us will seek to justify them vehemently.

   I have stated it before and I will state it again, I believe every religion has the right to dictate to the people who are willing to be dictated to by it ... but it is profoundly unethical for a religion to attempt to legislate their theology against those who do not follow their particular religion.  It is the reason the Radical Jesus declared, "you know every letter of the law but have no love in your hearts."  A true religion seeks to emulate the unconditional Love of G-d, not the love of man's misguided judgments.  It is part of our DNA that we have an inherent right to liberty, the right to choose.  And beyond this right to choose, we are to be free of the judgments of others.  This non-judgment is a higher calling than religion, it is intelligent, it is a recognition of "as you sow, so shall you reap" ... and it is foremost in the spiritual philosophy of the Master Mind Jesus.

     In 1978, the President of the Mormon Church had a revelation from God (his words) that for the first time allowed Black men Priesthood ordination, and allowed Black people to participate in temple ceremonies.  Women are excluded from the Priesthood even today.  Yet, in 2011, an Elder in the church claims that "religious liberty is threatened."  He states that this is due to "the growing secularization of society and constrained by the inroads made by a vigorous gay rights movement."  His speech received a standing ovation from his audience of about 800 law students at Chapman University in Orange, California, according to the Los Angeles Times.  I know and believe that this is a good thing because it creates a conversation that is more open about the role of religion in the lives of people.  And even the applause of 800 law students cannot obstruct the movement in the collective consciousness away from religions that seek to divide us or restrict our freedom of expression, for Love is at work in all things.  And should the Elder of the Mormon Church contemplate a deeper awareness of the 1978 revelation regarding Black people, he might find an awareness within himself of the Love that will lead his church to a greater acceptance of ALL people.

Love alone knows love, Dr. Holmes writes, and we have to admit in our mind the truth of this.  As we choose to love everyone, we loose the impulse to judge them and in turn loose the impulse in others to judge us.  We shall then find unlimited support available to us to achieve our goals, our success and our continuous prosperity.  Let's not allow anyone or any condition to justify judgment, for it obstructs the flow of Love through us and the flow of Good into our experience.  Take the time to contemplate these words from Gandhi:  "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it."


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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