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is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see
what you believe." – St. Augustine|
"When Jesus said, “…be
it done for you as you have believed,” [Matt. 8:13, RSV] and,
“According to your faith be it done unto you,” [Matt:
9:29, KJV] actually, he was referring to thinking. “Faith”
is another word for thought. Jesus was saying, “According
to your thoughts, be it done unto you.” The thoughts you
think actually are the key to manifesting the conditions of your life.
When you think in terms of the possibilities of life, then the door to
success is open. If you think in terms of self-pity, of injustice, then
the door is closed—but you open it or you close it by the way you
think. You can think yourself into being unhappy or depressed. You can
think yourself into being glad. You can think yourself into being well
and prosperous…or you can think yourself into being sick and poor. You
can actually think yourself into unemployment…or you can think
yourself back on to a good-salaried position again—doing good work
with good compensation. This is a very important thing."
faith is used in different ways in our current culture. Most
people understand that the word "faith" is a verb and as we
found in the wisdom from St. Augustine and Eric Butterworth, faith
produces results. In other words, our active faith brings forth
results in our experience of life based on what we have given our faith
to. There are others who use the word "faith" as a
"noun" ... that is as something that is established rather
than something that is active; i.e. religious dogma. This
seeing faith as something that has already been "set in stone"
prevents the greater awareness of spiritual truth from coming to an
individual's awareness. In other words, when we think we know
everything, we seldom learn anything new. And since our faith has
an infinite quality to it this means that we can limit ourselves to our
There is so much
in religion that is nonsense that far too many people accept as true.
We have different Muslim sects killing each other because of religious
dogma. We have Hindus and Buddhists, generally a peaceful religion
who are committing monstrous acts due to their religious beliefs.
And we have Christians so dogmatic in their beliefs that they refuse to
be moved by even the teachings of Jesus to evolve their beliefs in the
light of reason and intelligence. There are Christian ministers on
the radio who deny climate change, hate President Obama and his, their
words, "liberal policies." Martin Luther stated that "Reason
should be destroyed in all Christians" ... and for too many
of those who adhere to the Christian religion it has been.
Religion in and of itself is not a promotion of hate and violence, but
those who foster hate and violence have used it to promote hate and
violence. Modern day religious zealots who manipulate, intimidate
and coerce the poor and uneducated to hate those who do not adhere to
their particular religious beliefs ... especially people in African and
Latin American countries, the Middle East and many areas of Asia ... are
little different in mentality (insanity) than those who fostered the
evils of the Crusades and the Holocaust.
This differing use of the word
"faith" came to my attention when I read an interview with
Sherrie Shepherd of "The View." After repeating some
"typical" religious nonsense about gay and lesbian people, Ms.
Shepherd went on to say how she pretty much "hated the sin but
loved the sinner." She stated her "faith" and the
traditional view of her religious upbringing supported her views about
gays and lesbians. Now, I believe by "faith" she was
referring to her religion and that she believed what had been "set
in stone" for her and for all others for all time. In this
framing of the use of the word "faith" all is black and white
and there is no room for "reason" ... which would make Martin
Luther very happy. But, Intelligence tells us that
"reason" is what moves the "evolution of thought"
and was the inherent in the teachings of the Master Mind Jesus. In
the proper context of the word "faith" we know that consistent
and persistent "thoughts" create our faith in both good and
evil. This is why the Master Mind Jesus called us to "resist
not evil" for we would draw it into our mind and before we know it,
it will diminish our enthusiasm for Life, which is G-d made manifest
through us. Very few people who hold views such as Ms. Shepherd
are moved by history or Bible scholars and researchers who tell us that
the Bible, which I do consider Holy ... to a point ... is the sum total
of additions, deletions, misquotes and just plain mistakes. And so
I wondered if Ms. Shepherd also believed that the ancients who gave her
the justification for labeling gays and lesbians as sinners, also gave
her an accurate account of the world being created in seven days and
that the earth was flat? If we can't change our thoughts and
beliefs about the morality espoused by the ancients can we, in good
faith, change the other things that they believed to be true? Can
all those of science and the intelligence that is available to us today
be wrong and the earth is really flat? And the universe that is
always continually growing and expanding with galaxies and planets
arriving in our view almost annually, have all been created in seven
days? To believe these things, once again, would defy reason which
would make Martin Luther happy, but it might also reveal that the person
who believes such things believes them because they "choose
to" rather than that there is any truth to them at all. The
Master Mind Jesus throughout his ministry fostered an "evolving
spiritual truth" that so many of his followers throughout history
and even today fail to comprehend.
As the great Eric Butterworth
states: "You can think yourself into
being unhappy or depressed. You can think yourself into being glad. You
can think yourself into being well and prosperous…or you can think
yourself into being sick and poor. You can actually think yourself into
unemployment…or you can think yourself back on to a good-salaried
position again—doing good work with good compensation."
What he is referring to is "faith" ... an
active, living faith that moves through our mind as thoughts. Our
thoughts create our experiences both the good and the uncomfortable.
But ... the key to understanding how our thoughts out-picture in our
life experiences is to realize that it is not just the thoughts we think
about ourselves that create our experiences but also those thoughts that
we think about others and impress upon our mind as the truth about them.
This is why in his profound wisdom the Master Mind Jesus declared that
it is "equally important to loving G-d"
to also "love our neighbor as our self."
This is the ultimate Law of Attraction and the active and living Energy
of the Law of Sowing and Reaping. As we keep the "High
Watch" on our thoughts and direct them only to the highest
and greatest good that we can think about ourselves and others, we shall
see a movement in our life towards the Good that will amaze us and
appear almost miraculous ... but for the
spiritually-minded there will be the realization that it is only the
consistent and always reliable Law of G-d being made manifest in the
right and perfect ways and in the right and perfect time.
SO IT IS!
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