“The heart enveloped in the tenderness of God passes that tenderness around indiscriminately, making no distinction between the worthy and the unworthy.” – Brennan Manning
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Jesus began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven—that is, the hypocrisy—of the Pharisees. “There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.”
Jesus was always pointing out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the time, who seemed to be obsessed with laws and appearances.
Jesus was more concerned about a person’s motives and what was in their hearts.
That’s why he railed against the Pharisees elsewhere in scripture: “You cleanse the outside of cup and dish, but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence” (Matthew 23:25).
The point is to be real with yourself and others.
All pretenses will be seen for what they are in the light of truth.
As Near Death Experiencers are confirming, we will all one-day stand before the Light of Truth and Love.
In this Light, nothing will be hidden.
Why hide behind masks and elaborate fabrications created by our egos which will do anything to appear right and perfect?
The NDEers testify to a Light that exudes infinite Love beyond all description.
It’s a Light that shines love upon everything.
We are here to reflect that Light so that the kingdom of God comes alive.
It’s already here, but many can’t see it.
As Jesus said, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you” (Luke 17:20-21).
“Among you” is also translated as “within you.”
Jesus was talking about an experience of love, mercy, grace, forgiveness and compassion.
It’s available now to those who drop all pretenses and open their hearts.
We are meant to be agents of this experience so that the Light of Love shines brightly in this time and place.
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Remember: God loves you!