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MASTER MIND JESUS
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is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking
reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him.
A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the
universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that
which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which
the universe has over him, the universe knows nothing of this.|
All our dignity then,
consists in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by
space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor then, to
think well; this is the principle of morality."
- Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, writer and Christian philosopher
This week most people of the Christian
and Jewish faiths will celebrate Palm Sunday, Passover and Good Friday;
sadly religion will determine just which of these Holy Days people will
observe. Christians will observe Palm Sunday and Good Friday and
Jewish people will observe Passover. This is an example of how
religion has divided us as a people. Christians should observe
Passover as Jesus was Jewish and Jewish people should observe Palm
Sunday and Good Friday because Jesus was a Jew. Yet, even with
this as "fact" the separations caused by religion continue to
exist dating all the way back to the 16th century. And even among the
writings of the scriptures we can find contradictions that cause us to
question what it is that we believe about the events of this Holy Week.
as my source, here are just a few of the confusing passages from the
Gospel writers: "There
are very significant differences among the synoptic gospels in their
stories of the crucifixion of Jesus, but the most important ones are
between the synoptics and the Gospel of John.
In the synoptic gospels (The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke
shared a similar view of the events of Jesus' life that John's Gospel
the Last Supper was the feast of the Jewish Passover, and Jesus was
crucified the next day. For theological reasons, John moves the
Passover so that Jesus is crucified on the Day of Preparation - the day
before the Passover (John 19:14).
the synoptic gospels, Jesus was taken to Pontius Pilate for trial as
soon as it was morning and was crucified at the third hour (9 o'clock),
but John says he was sent to be crucified at the sixth hour (12
synoptic gospels differ as to the attitude of the two thieves crucified
with Jesus, while John's Gospel omits this passage altogether. In Mark's
Gospel, the original New Testament gospel, the two thieves say nothing -
they are just there alongside Jesus. In Matthew's Gospel, the two
thieves reviled Jesus, just like the mob that watched on (Matthew
27:44): "The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast
the same in his teeth. " In Luke's Gospel, only one of the
malefactors reviled Jesus (Luke 23:39): "And one of the
malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ,
save thyself and us." The other thief repented (Luke 23:40-42):
"But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear
God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for
we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing
amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into
the synoptic gospels, no one of Jesus' acquaintance was at the cross,
although Mary and others stood afar off. In John's Gospel, Mary and the
'disciple whom Jesus loved' were at the cross and Jesus told the beloved
disciple to look after Mary as if she were his own mother.
introductory story in Mark's Gospel, all the subsequent gospels added
elaborations of their own. For example, Matthew says that there
was an earthquake and the dead rose up out of their graves and walked
into Jerusalem, where they were seen by many; John says that the
soldiers broke the legs of the other two, to hasten death, but seeing
that Jesus was already dead only speared him in the side."
(It should be noted that none of the disciples were at Jesus' trial or
It is easy to see how
"creative license" was taken in the writings of the Gospels
and this "creative license" is evident throughout most of the
New Testament of the Bible. Yet, this is understandable as I am
certain that Jesus was so beyond the understanding of even those closest
to him that it was impossible for them to write about these events of
his life without revealing that they lacked the consciousness to fully
fathom what in his mind was the great lesson that he was to give to the
world. What we do know is that his entry into Jerusalem revealed
that he was "fearless" in the face of eminent capture and
death on a cross. It has been written that he entered Jerusalem
with a sense of triumph and victory that inspired all those gathered to
witness the event. His consciousness was so fully developed in the
realization that his life was at-one with the One Life of the Spirit of
G-d that fear found no place within him. His recognition of this
Highest Truth eliminated duality completely.
Dr. O. C. Smith stated with certainty that "fear
is the child of an undeveloped consciousness."
in this simple, yet profound statement we can find a greater
understanding of why the Master Mind Jesus taught repeatedly that
"I and the Father are One" ... this "infinite I"
within him and within everyone is seeking to be recognized, identified
with and revealed through us. It is revealed as unconditioned love
in our consciousness and out-pictures in our life experiences as faith
and confidence that G-d, Infinite Spirit, is always available to us ...
just a "thought" away in times of trouble as we keep faith
with the Truth.
look at some more wisdom from Blaise Pascal: "In
faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough
shadows to blind those who don't. ... Man's greatness lies in his power
In these few words, Blaise Pascal, has stated
what is so very apparent in our world today. There are those who
believe that we must accept everything that has been passed along
through the centuries regarding the life of the Master Mind Jesus.
Jesus, however, directed his teachings toward Intelligence, that quality
of the Infinite that created all in a pattern of both Love and Law, both
universal and personal to each of us. Faith can lead us to a
higher truth or it can be experienced as the blind leading the blind.
It is a choice that we all must make. Our faith does not lack
intelligence when we follow the works of Jesus, yet it may be blinded by
the conditions of faith imposed upon us by religion. The Master
Mind Jesus, in his infinite wisdom allowed no conditions or limits to be
imposed upon him or his faith and realization of the All-ness of G-d ...
and in this he became fearless.
SO IT IS!
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