reply to post by Wonders
Don't get me wrong wonders, I'm not saying that there isn't still work to do from every angle and perspective as works in progress containing the
hope of perfection, as you can see in this thread Completing the Great Work of the
Ages..(Who's up for it?)
- and toil and striving for what is good and righteous and loving in God's eyes and wherein what we do unto the least
of our brothers and sisters we also do it unto Him because our love of neighbor as self expresses the love of God in and through us.
All I'm saying is that the first/last cause, as the impetus and the catalyst to lasting, transformative evolutionary change, is a joyful thing,
something worthwhile, something found and treasured, and unless and until we have the audacity and the courage, and the plain common sense, to receive
the free gift of grace and love of incalculable value, we won't have sufficient resources and understanding, let along the will and determination to
actually make the needed change. Otherwise it's not real change if it's not meaningful, purposeful and for the sake of the same love which we've
already been freely given by God through Christ. Reason must be harnessed by spirit who is love, and then the horse can be tamed much more
effectively, with Christ himself as the bit in the mouth.
If we open up to the possibility of our own redemption as an eventuality and thus an actuality, and then spontaneously repent, and then have the tears
wiped away from our eyes, then we have real change on our hearts because it's a change of heart and of having come to one's senses relative to the
utter absurdity of all ignorance by comparison, so it's funny, really funny and for all the right reasons.
Our cup overflows.
It's a sheer joy and a present moment creative act of love, the pursuit, the striving, with the wounds of our sorrow and suffering (our cross to
bear) already factored into the equation.
And in that creative space of all goodness and love, where is the urge to sin?
It's a non-coersive,unconditionally loving, invitational, uncomprosming, all-or-nothing proposition given freely and communicated by the love of God
himself embodied and personified with infinite intelligence and the absolute simplicity of a singularity of boundless love and the possibility of new
This resurrection principal then becomes the very cornerstone of the foundation of the house built on the rock of ages.
We can do it together, for all the right reasons, while having the courage to die to the old man and become true to ourselves as we really are and as
children of a loving God who is pleased to share his eternal kingdom of light and love and of spirit informing matter.