posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 09:17 PM
I believe that it is precisely BECAUSE we are all one than we must forgive and forgive even those who we do NOT know or who did not neccessarily wrong
US, and I think that this is the metaphysical axiom which informed Jesus. That to forgive, is to be forgiven, because, we are all one in God. In fact,
he wanted us to be so one, that we would know that he was sent for the sake of the forgiveness of all sin and evil. It IS unconditional and brings us
TO repentence and love as the only possible response in the face of the power of God's forgiveness. I think most Christians are CLOSE but miss the
mark in terms of fully grokking the true nature of God's mercy as represented in the work of the cross of JC, and by their own making of it into a
conditional thing, and an exclusive thing, is to allow the devil within to grab hold of it, and then twist it, ever so slightly, so that we don't
QUITE fully get it, in the full splendour of it's import and export. We are to become like Jesus, unto the full stature of Christ, and of course the
student can never be as great as the master, but that's irrelevant, particularly when he says "and as my father hath sent me, even so send I you."
I don't think most Christians understand Jesus or his intent, or God's through Jesus.
The supreme challenge of Christianity, is precisely in how to recieve a free gift of incaculable value, for which there is nothing a person can do to
either earn or deserve it.
And if he exclaimed from the cross, indicating even those who put him there "father forgive them, for they know not what they do" than such a
forgiveness as that is equally applicable, whether someone believes in him, or not.
But Christians don't want to hear that, since it would mean that they would lose hold of their own exclusive status, adn their "rights" to
salvation on account of their Christian faith. IMHO.