Because it aint easy being the Prodigal Son (LOL), and I don't mean that allegorically either but the actual fulfillment of the parable as if prophecy
of sorts, and he knew it would happen in the same way that he knew that our house would be tested with the winds and the rain, he understood the true
nature of the human condition, but with a radiant smile on his face! Can you imagine? What a way to live.
And he knew and understood clearly that the human being is a person, and that the individual personhood of each and every individual was meant to be
loved, accepted unconditionally, and celebrated to the nth degree (the reborn person, as the authentic self, or the child within who we really are but
holding ransom to the lower bidder of inauthentic egoic attachments of all manner of absurdity and ridiculousness).
"What does it profit a man to gain the WHOLE world (be one with everything yet nothing) but lose his own soul?" (essential character, passion and
enthusiasm for life and for people - love).
But if we don't have the capacity to love everyone, including ourselves well then how can we really love anyone in particular (sounds like a line
from Jerry McGuire), authentically, freely and authentically as we are (lacking an ulterior motive or hidden agenda)? But when it starts with a
simple, rational and logical deduction (that everything is already shared), then our (his and our) joy, together becomes our "already always" state of
mind and being and the funny part is that was never and never could be.., an imposition upon the mind and heart of man to begin with! No it was
everything else except faith in God and in the love of God, which was absurd, even "insane" now left behind as everything we sell off to buy up the
whole field with the hidden treasure re-buried somewhere that we were wise enough to recognize on identifying it, and wise enough to move without
hesitation to secure what we've found, which is what we were looking for all along but could never find for the life of us!
One must lose their life to find it again, he knew that too.
But what humor, what self expression, what freedom and liberation is this Lord?!
And that the whole thing was in our blind spot, or our unknown unknown (what we didn't even know we didn't even know), makes it all the more amuzing
and playful upon recognition - because then it's easy to let the absurd BE absurd, and in the process be transformed by the light of simple awareness,
but not as your prior self, no simply who ever you want to be and to become that's in alignment with just who you really are as child of God (growing
The treasure found, is really all the... what my dear mother called "junk stuff", brought to light, in a loving, unconditionally supportive framework
of encouragement, real and authentic encouragement, both for the sake of others AND ourselves, to recognize just how ridiculous and absurd we really
were and presumably, still are..! (but with awareness of self, and remembrance of true self not forgotten)
And Jesus he simply upheld a standard of truth and justice, love and mercy, all the way down the line, while heading into his ordeal "double blind"
and literally to the very point of death while slipping through the eye of the needle only to explode onto the scene in the resurrection life, three
days later which he then shares with us all. Remember too that I mean that he was obedient unto the point of death, and really took on the whole load
of sin and evil, while fulfilling the ritual and prophecy flawlessly and without fail or compromise.
It's a victory
you see, that was, is and is to come, a shared one, because with him it was always for US (we).
He deduced, correctly, that a love for one and all was the only acceptable thing to do and to be, relative to which we crucified him (not so funny,
but still funny provided it didn't put him down and out) but, not any more, no there's an after-the-cross-life there (see my avatar) in waiting..
something that to fully share with us, he had to reserve for us all (himself included) for the sake of everything that's worthwhile in life, but at
the expense of the "shrinking devil" (bound), who dies away eventually, in a childlike giggle, and voila, we enter in to the kingdom of heaven
reserved for us from the time before time whereby even death loses it's sting, and so it is funny, very funny, as a great joke shared by all at the
end of time and history (as we know it), and at the beginning of a new life and a new creation (yes a REAL new age, just not one of those people who
making a living off the "new age"movement), at all levels, which makes the old joke just get funnier still by far, the more we move into the new life
and then we can sit all around and drink beer and tell each other what assholes we were, and, if we so choose! still are! LOL! (Of course I don't
mean that in a bad way, but a self deprecating way that doesn't take itself seriously any more), while taking "God" as the new condition, and the new
happiness and joy ever more seriously, but with an inner knowing smile if not a # eating grin everywhere you go for the no reason that is every
"Behold woman (look mon) I make all things new." (while carrying the cross).
(the poor dears)
But, everything was reconciled at every conceivable level. What a calling! What a hero!
He and his love is my inspiration, and he is what makes me, a prior wretch, absolutely amazing (you might even like me to meet me). He is the one who
gave me back my own sense of humor and joy, and untouchable charm at least from time to time (sometimes annoying I'm sure as well).
I love you, sounds hoakey I realize, but what else am I to say or do?
So I'm screwed in the best possible way, we all are. Let our prior insanity and absurdity become the source of an endless humor, even at the very
predicament of finding one's self in the midst of it all as a human being, uncertain, alone, confused, scared...
To get to laugh at all of that and death itself? Are you kidding me? I'm not about to turn away from that nor refrain from sharing it with others.
Very Best Regards, and Sincerely (most of the time),
(bows out gracefully).
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