Sunday, November 11, 2001
Radical Rabbi Jesus without a doubt has made the greatest impact on the
world of any of the great mystical teachers. Buddha, Mohammed and
Krishna all gave us valuable and important insights into the Divine, but
Jesus clearly surpassed these teachings by incorporating the best of
each in the philosophy he taught and demonstrated. Jesus'
new dispensation was a radical departure from all other teachings in
that he instructed his followers to do away with rituals and forms and
most of the traditional beliefs and ideas that many of them held as
sacred. This was a radical teaching in this period of
history and today, in the Year 2001, it continues to be just as radical.
Most people have not fully grasped the teachings
of Jesus and many of his most profound and most powerful principles are
still ignored or glossed over as they demand a greater responsibility
and faith than most of us want to adhere to.
He taught that we are to pray for our enemies, do good to those that
hate us and forgive seventy times seven and resist not evil. In
other words we are to eliminate the act completely from our
consciousness. These principles are so strong that most of us find
it too easy to do otherwise. We are so conditioned to blame
others, to seek revenge, to dismiss people from our lives who differ
with us. And then he taught us to not judge,
either good or bad, but always use "righteous" judgment.
In other words, we must judge others as we want God to judge us or as we
are to judge ourselves, with unconditional Love. His
most profound teaching was that we are to look to God for everything and
let God guide us and direct us in all that we do, by Grace.
Now, none of this would be that difficult if we could sit in meditation
for most of the day or to live in a sanctuary away from the activity of
the world. But, we can't and he knew we couldn't and so he
taught us to "be in the world but not of the world." This
is easier said than done. In the language of today this means we
are to use our words and speak only in the affirmative of the Good, to
let go of all attachments to the past, live in the Now (present moment)
and transcend whatever seeming appearances of evil that we accept
knowing that the Presence of God is Omnipresent, Omnipotent and
Omniscient; All Presence, All Power and All Intelligence. In other
words, "It's All God" no matter
what it may look like, feel like or sound like, It Is All God.
To master these principles that Jesus taught we must change our entire
ideas and concepts of the world that we see and the ideas and concepts
we have of ourselves. We can no longer see ourselves
separate and apart from each other or from God. We can no longer
blame anyone, judge anyone or carry resentments or ideas of competition.
We can no longer give power to anything or anyone but God. In
order to master the principles that Jesus taught we must continually
discipline our mind to dismiss all ideas of limitation and power that is
in the visible world. We must give up the man-made concepts of
right and wrong, good and evil, god and the devil, and know, without
doubting that "I and the Father (Divine One, ABBA) are ONE.
We must continually live As part of the Infinite Life that God Is by
letting go of all attachments and limited thinking. We must face
up to the Truth that the world we see is of our own creation - but, what
we have created, we can change. And once we begin mastering these
principles we must be careful not to "cast our pearls before
swine." This is critical to our
spiritual growth. As we move into the experience of a
greater awareness of God, of One with the Universal, of a Life without
limitation, there will be those who will persist in attempting to
challenge us to forsake the path we have chosen even though their own
lives are rife with misery and dissatisfaction!
The Master Mind Jesus Knew Who He Was, Knew What He Was Doing, Knew
Where He Was Going, and He Knew The Only Person
Who Could Get In His Way, Was Himself.
And He Didn't!!
From "Love Without End, Jesus
Speaks" by Glenda Green ....."Love
is your true self, which springs forth from God, the indefinable
everlasting fountain of existence."
So It Is!
Letting Love use me
in Its own Good Way,