Humans are the only part of creation that wrestle with who they are.
Jesus and the Christ, Part 3 “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.”. Matthew 1:23, quoting from Isaiah 7:14 If Jesus attempted to lead us to the realization that we can and should follow him by becoming like him, what then … Continue reading Jesus and the Christ, Part 3
Enlightenment is when the wave realizes it is the ocean.
Jesus and the Christ, Part 1 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 The title of the first chapter of the book The Universal Christ by contemplative author Richard Rohr is Christ … Continue reading Jesus and the Christ, Part 1
We cannot think our way to Christ...
Understanding how sacred writings come about must be factored into how we apply them.
Applying Christian teachings in non-Christian ways is at the heart of Churchianity.
What are the fewest degrees of separation we can manage before we connect with Jesus, at least as directly as possible?
To induce fear that eternal damnation awaits those who believe differently is a patently un-Jesus-like thing to do.
It is unlikely that any of the Gospels were written by authors who actually heard what Jesus said or saw what he did.