“Frankly, Jesus came to show us how to be human much more than how to be spiritual, and the process still seems to be in its early stages.” – Richard Rohr, The Universal Christ
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For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
Some teachings of the bible are deeper than the literal.
To believe in Jesus is to have faith in his way of life.
I’m reminded of the first reading in the Church lectionary for today where an angel of God frees the imprisoned apostles and tells them to go to the temple area and “tell the people everything about this life” (Acts 5:20).
Tell them about what life is like in following Jesus.
What is it like to “lose your life to find your life” (Matthew 16:25)?
What happens when you become the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies?
You actually do bear much fruit (John 12:24).
This life in following Jesus is about letting go of your false self so that your true self can rise.
Then, as St. Paul put it, it’s no longer I who live but Christ who lives within me (Galatians 2:20).
If you lived your whole life as a false self, living only for the whims of your ego, at the time of your physical death, it would indeed be like perishing.
All that is false would dissolve.
Can you imagine the shock of realizing this as your true essence makes the transition to the heavenly realm?
Eternal life, just like the kingdom of God, is available now.
Jesus said it was right here among you and within you (Luke 17:20-21).
It’s always now — the only time that is real.
Do you want to be living in the Divine Presence of the eternal or the delusion of what is destined to dissolve?
Jesus came, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
Saved means to have the fullness life!
It means to live in the wholeness of your true self, reflecting the love of the One who created you.
God, who is love (1 John 4:8), wants us to live in the freedom of the knowledge that we are unconditionally and eternally loved in this realm, not just one day in heaven.
If we all did this, the veil of delusion would fall and we would experience salvation in the here and now — and always.
May it be so!
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