reply to post by OrionsWitness
Love conquors all. precisely the message.
But it makes no compromise and by it's very nature it's an all or nothing proposition which isn't unwilling to contend with the darkest depths of the
human heart, which is why I say that there's a deep and very profound joke at the heart of it all capable of driving a person into sanity, and
spiritual growth and well being, maybe even a love that knows no bounds in either time and space ie: that transcends mere circumstance and therefore
all the trials and tribulations of this world, which is a tad "fallen". But when we can smile in spite of it all, and join the circle of His joy,
completing both our joy AND his, then we know, we "grok", and once the mind and heart changes shape it can never go back to it's original
configuration, so it is like food, something you integrate, taken in and consumed,and we all have spiritual mouths, eyes and ears, even a hand and a
foot, and when we exchange the inauthentic, with the authentic, and step into Christ, with him in us, then even though we may remain a work in
progress, at first, our destiny is in God already always, whereby that experience of "koinonia" of "a shared intimate participation", becomes our own
experience as well, and that's the very nature of self knowledge and self discovery.
Then after a while pondering and being with this you have an epiphany and you might exclaim "OMG, he IS still alive!" and burst out laughing at the
realization that he is also, at the most fundamental level, the very very best part of who we REALLY are and were intended to be in eternity (as
children of a loving God), at which point even death then gives way and "loses it's sting" as they say, in the cosmic joke of a lifetime. It's safe
though, to get this joke, it won't kill us, but it might very well wrestle with our demons and bring us to tears, first of sorrow, then of joy and
utter hilarity, at the expense of all our prior ignorance. In this way it's the hand that wipes away the tears from our eyes at the end of time and
history (beginning of eternity).
The kingdom of heaven is STILL close at hand. That's the beauty of it. It didn't go away, and it's even more meaningful and significant and much
NEEDED today, that it ever was, imho..
So it's the joke that just keeps on getting funnier once you begin to get it, and which can leave you in a heap of utter sorrow and utter joy and
laughter and celebration, for he who DARES to get the joke even as needed at his own expense, like in a duh facepalm moment of absolute epiphany.
When we take it to it's logical and rational if not ultra-rational conclusion, we reintegrate, and see things in a whole new light and behold a new
domain of possibility for the soul not unlike a new pasture from which we are free to freely come and go as we please, through the gate or the
doorway, of Christ.
It's both incomprehensible and entirely comprehensible both at the same time, and funny, my God Jesus must have been the finniest man alive by helping
people to laugh at their own ignorance and absurdity ie: "You strain at (out) a gnat but swallow a camel WHOLE!"
"Religion is a defense against having an authentic spiritual experience."
~ Carl Jung
Therefore the sin of "Churchianity" is that of "Biblioatry" - of using the Bible as a defense against actually having or entering into an authentic
experience of the love of God in Jesus Christ - now that's FUNNY! Especially as a real Christian, and even MORESO as a curious non-believer, because
in that humor you know him, and precisely what he would have thought of much of modern largely American Christendom, and he would have blasted them
with the most cutting humor, and even stern warning?, imaginable, and turned everything upside down and on its head, I'm sure of it.
And they would have thrown him out on his ass..
Me I'm just glad that he's still with us, and in tact, even after everything his damn church has put him through over the centuries - how tragic!
Nothing however can overcome his joyful love, especially when his joy is made complete with us in our shared joy with him, because it was all for US,
all the way through and through, with everything shared and nothing withheld from those who love him.
"As the father sent me even so send I you."
I love Jesus Christ!
Makes me both cry and burst out laughing both at the same time.
Or maybe it's just me, but I don't think so, no people are brighter than that, they can't not not get it. I have faith in people too, like Jesus did,
he didn't hold back, but strangely, it's taken us over 2000 years to even begin to figure out just what the heck he was really talking about!
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