Understand Jesus and complete His circle of joy and shared mutual glorification in His triumph where it could be said that the apparent weakness of
God was stronger than all the strength of "mighty" men of renown.
Consider how Jesus punk'd them all in such a way that they were cut to the heart and brought to their knees by inflicting upon them just the right
kind of pain capable of winning the repentance of an evil and wicked heart. "Oh what did we do?!"
Consider also the everlasting joy and freedom of the resurrected life on the other side of the ordeal that was a necessary suffering for the sake of
love and goodness and everything that makes life worthwhile.
Consider the boundaries of His logic formed by a boundless love that's capable of carrying the weight of it all even in the face of great hardship,
pain, sorrow, suffering and anguish.
There is a multifaceted, indestructible diamond at the heart of it.
This may sound strange or unusual, but with a newfound understanding of the basis of this Great Work can be seen the greatest practical joke ever
perpetrated, in a plot and a plan that was hatched from the very origin of the creation capable of anticipating the worst of human nature as fallen
creatures and putting us back into our rightful place in the grand scheme of things as children of a loving God, standing next to the Godhead, hand in
hand, in partnership (as it was intended).
There is a resolution to the problem of evil. Few understand it, but it's one that we are not incapable of grasping because in the consideration and
contemplation we are also informed by a Spirit of Truth and Life and infinite intelligence that is also the very same love of God that informed the
mind, heart, and infallible logic of Jesus, who's loving gesture and loving hand cannot be ignored and, as the one loving gesture capable of offering
solace and consolation, is capable of simultaneously lifting us out of the pit and literally restoring our very joy and humor in the process, even as
a joke at the expense of all our prior ignorance and absurdity.
To really understand it and come to grips with it and to take it and accept it, all we need to is have the courage to perhaps shed a tear or two or
even a whole bowl of tears if need be (someone once said it's stored up in heaven in the form of joy), and then to actually get it, get that we are
met where we are at and accepted as we are, while being urgently invited to leave everything we held dear and all our attachments behind.
It's not for the faint of heart or the timid or the "wise and knowledgeable", but what I'm suggesting here in no uncertain terms is that it DOES lend
itself to the faculty of a type of reason in the form of the only true knowledge that there is; the knowledge of personal experience.
That it's so intimate, and so heavy handed and uncompromising, might make us shy away, but it's reasonableness, and it's rationale and logic cannot
really be denied.
Yet the gesture remains, and the invitation, extended, and the rock of all ages remains, unmovable, indomitable, and so there's a loving humor to it,
that makes of a compelling argument, an irresistible inclination, and that's all He requires (a mere inkling and faith the size of a tiny mustard
It's really quite humorous and very very well done.
I can see why C.S. Lewis was so compelled by it after he took another look at the urging of his friend, J.R. Tolkien.
It defies traditional human reasoning in it's sheer genius and has the fingerprints of God written all over it, and if so I say that God is a God of
playful humor, mirth and charm, and irony.
Oh it might take them a couple thousand years and untold death and destruction but eventually we'd be sure to get it, the communication from on high.
There is a reason for faith and in the final analysis, it's the only reasonable position to take in light of what's been clearly communicated about
what amounts to some sort of divine romance! A comingling, and even a new creation, and a partnership. It's a family affair, that's what Christianity
communicates to us, that the highest framework is some sort of table fellowship.
That's crazy, if Christianity is all true at the most fundamental level, which it most certainly appears to be.
Worthy is the lamb of our consideration and re-consideration and recognition (re cognition).
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