of the most overlooked statements of the Master Mind Jesus,
is the statement He made to Pilate prior to over-coming the
crucifixtion. It is a very important statement ... one that can
change our lives .. if we understand it and consciously use it.
Pilate asked, "Why are you here?" ... and Jesus replied,
"I am here to testify to the Truth." As we know, most of
what the Master Teacher said was subjective ... in other words, He was
speaking for All of us ... each and every one of us is here to testify
to the Truth.
Greatest Truth that Jesus and all the Great Mystics taught was that GOD
IS LOVE. Not only is God Love ... but all that God expresses Is
Love .. every action of the Universe Is Love expressing.... ever-lasting
and automatically ... there is no spot where God Is not ... so there is
no spot where Love Is not. It is very simple .... but most of us
have made it very complex.
As we go through
our daily lives, each of us is given many opportunities to "testify
to the Truth." But often .... we don't ... we allow ourselves
to participate in the dramas of the world. Most often we do not do
this in any malicious way or with any intention of wrong doing ... it is
just so commonplace and so habitual that it is easy to do.... and many
times we do it because we are intimidated by other people and so we just
go along with the program ... especially if the drama is perpetuated by
our teachers or bosses or people we feel "inferior" to.
But in Truth, our participation in drama .... makes us One with it ...
in other words, those clever words of innuendo or gossip ... becomes the
tendency of our thought and eventually ... we get to have our own drama.
Ah ... but I didn't mean any harm .. we might say ... or I didn't do it
myself, so why should I suffer? Why? Because we
"agreed" with it ... by standing by and letting it continue
... by supporting it by our passivity. To make it even easier to
understand we can look at an old cliché, "if you lay with dogs you
get fleas" .... it is just the way it is.
Dr. Bitzer wrote in his
"Collected Essays," that we must be careful where we take our
consciousness. Arrogance ... gossip .. innuendo ... resentments
... competitiveness ... all have very subtle effects on the subconscious
mind ... but they will create beliefs and concepts that keep us from
cultivating a consciousness of happiness, love and success .. and hold
us in bondage to limitation.
What can we do to keep out of
this "quicksand of the mind?" We can follow the
statement of the Master Teacher Jesus and begin to stand firm in
"testifying to the Truth." Fill our mind with higher
thoughts of ourselves and of everyone around us. Be
like Dr. O. C. Smith and begin to see everyone as more wonderful than
they see themselves ... love everyone more than we ever have before....
see the Truth in them .. not their actions, behaviors and conditions...
see the Love ... "love everybody and adore some, " Dr.
O. C. used to say ... make Love our Decision in All Things and with All
People ... always.
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,