. . . on being the equal of Jesus
Thank you for your bold reflection, Sean. And yes ... the revelation (laying bare) is when all apparent distinctions collapse to reveal our ever-present and undeniable shared ground of being.
Rabindranath Tagore wrote:
'We are all the more one because we are many
For we have made ample room for love in the gap where we are sundered.
Our unlikeness reveals its breath of beauty radiant with one common life,
Like mountain peaks in the morning sun.'
I love this because it celebrates that from the shared ground of being comes a multiplicity and diversity of embodied form that - should we choose - can be a consciously lived expression of impersonal Love.
I’m confused Sean. U speak of a verse in John so u must hold the Bible true yet say the witnesses of Jesus’ miraculous powers in the accounts from Matthew & Luke and others are not true, feeding the 5000, walking on water…..Miraculous powers is one of many spiritual gifts along w faith, healing, tongues etc., as told in I Corinthians 12:7. I always just assumed that was one of Jesus gifts from the Holy Spirit! Not sure why u are saying these miracles didn’t happen. Not to mention all the healings he did on a miraculous level, are those all untrue as well??
Thank you, Sean, as always!
I grew up being taught in church that Jesus was the one and only "Son of God," and, as such, was completely different from all of us "sinners." God had used a human woman as the conduit through which He brought His very "special" Son into this world, but that didn't change the "fact" that Jesus wasn't human. Jesus thought like he did because he was divine, "sinners" could not think like he did, and the only "salvation" for "sinners" was to accept that the "special" Jesus suffered and died in our place to "pay for" our "sins" with his blood. There was nothing about this Jesus to which I could relate.
It was not until much later that the thought struck me out of the blue that he was completely human and was exactly like all of us - except for the way he thought. In that instant of revelation, my entire relationship to him changed. Suddenly, I knew that his challenge was to stay the course of being a human who didn't think like other humans, and to teach us how to think that way. I felt, for the first time in my life, that I could think like he did, and "Son/Child of God" took on an entirely different meaning. I knew it wouldn't be easy to think that way, but it was now possible.
"Fortunately," soon after that, ACIM and you were dropped in my lap.
Love and Peace, Brother.
Thank you for this beautiful sharing. I find it precise, clarifying
and helpfully relatable as in the previous ones. Thank you