December 5, 2011
Below are my thoughts about the quote I sent recently. Someone wrote me and said they did not understand it. The following are my thoughts. I would love to hear from others what they think. Like I’ve said many times this blog is a two way street. One that will allow us to learn from each other. I’m grateful to those of you that take the time to comment.
The human spiritual longing expressed by “Come, Lord Jesus” is a
longing for universal order and meaning. During Advent this is a prayer
that a lot of Christians use. Fr. Rohr is saying that the true meaning of
that prayer is for the reign of God to be manifest on earth and that is
what we are truly calling forth.
I believe that Heaven is now. We just can’t see the bigger picture. It takes Faith to understand this and Faith takes work and it takes discipline. I do my part and God does the rest. My disease of compulsive overeating is being healed by the Grace of God which speaks loudly to me personally of the power of God within me. That is for me evidence that the Kingdom of God is within. However it is also without and all around we just don’t see it.
In the centuries of fighting over the humanity and the divinity of Christ, Many people argue about whether or not Jesus is fully God or not.
the Western Church has gradually lost touch with the larger and more
universal message: “The image of the unseen God, the firstborn of all creation, for in him were
created all things in heaven and on earth . . . and he holds all things
in unity . . . because God wanted all perfection to be found in him and
all things to be reconciled through him and for him” (Colossians
1:15-20 ). Many people and this is my understanding, believe that Jesus is fully human and fully God. I like to think about Jesus, (Christ Consciousness) as being so connected to the Universal God the Father, that is He is one with this power so much so, that he’s able to do all that He’s done and continues to do through us who know and love Him. For me this Consciousness is what keeps everything in order despite what we think is going on. Again we can not see beyond appearances.
The bible teaches us that this consciousness, that is the powerful consciousness of Christ, existed before the earth was created and that everything came out of this Holy Consciousness.
Now remember this is my understanding and a teaching that I’m very comfortable with. I pray you come to your own understanding about all that I just wrote. There’s always more to learn, I know that and I stay open to learning. That’s why I want others to comment on what I write or quote. I want to learn more, I want to go deeper into my spiritual life.
Thank you for your comment and for the opportunity for me to try to clarify this quote. I’m sure there is a lot more to learn from this quote and I know that more will be revealed as time goes on.
I look forward to hearing from more people….someone is reading in Africa I hope they will comment.