Monday, April 19, 2010

We Become Signs of God's Love

”Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash your feet, you have no share with me.” (John 13:8)
To be spiritual means to live according to the knowledge that Jesus is present to us in the world helping us to work toward a personal, interpersonal, social, and even perhaps cosmic transformation. He is not just a historical figure; He lives in each one of us. We are relational beings and to be spiritually Christian we must live always in relations with God, our neighbor, our world and ourselves, following the example left to us by Jesus. We must be willing to love and serve those around us. We must allow His Spirit to work through us individually and collectively to transform the world so that we may bring forth the Kingdom of God here on earth.
For those of us who choose to follow Jesus, we make a choice to give up our life of selfishness and follow a life of love. The perfection of this love has to be the purpose of this life. The decision to become models of Jesus’ message of unconditional love is one of the most important choices of our lives. It is a radical decision. After all, the consequence of Jesus’ love for us brought Him to a death on the cross.
In our quest for true spirituality, Jesus speaks in to our darkness with His eternal message of love. We all long for true spiritual connections that transcend our hurried existence and from which we can leave our world of temporary and changing and secure a sense of permanent and unchangeable. We can only receive this security by developing our relationship with God/Jesus. Security will not come from a new age therapy, from the accumulation of wealth, nor from any of our earthly relationships. We must come to Jesus, embracing our spiritual bankruptcy and brokenness, and seeking His love and acceptance. We cannot come to Him on our terms, but come to Him on His terms.
“To see past apparent differences among people, we must look with spiritual eyes, not with earthbound eyes of flesh, because it is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail. In the same way we must look with eyes of the spirit at the bread of the Lord's table, trusting completely his words, words that are spirit and life.” (John 6:63)

Peace and Love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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