I think the key to understanding the cross and it's true nature, is that it contains already embedded within itself the hope and promise of the
resurrection life as a new domain of bright new possibility for the human being to live out of as a transcendent principal of radical, transformative
forgiveness, if we have but the courage to follow him who blazed the trail, and then some..
The cross then I guess is where we can leave all our baggage and unnecessary suffering, behind, so that we might travel light in the new life on the
other side of the cross and tomb.
"Pick up your cross (of necessary or meaningful suffering) and follow me."
In other words, the joy and the triumph of the resurrected life transcends whatever sorrows and heartache's there are to bear, you see. It was the
same for Jesus, at the most intense level imaginable. Therefore, how hard can it really be, for us.
This is why I say that whoever embraces and picks up their cross to follow him, will end up laughing with him in paradise such that things can only
keep on getting better and better, even as an evil empire (with which we've been participating either knowingly or unwittingly) crumbles and falls in
our wake, it's machinations clearly and blatantly seen by one and all for what they are and represent, which in the final analysis is anti-Christ in
This requires a major shift however in our focal point of awareness where, sadly, most do not have the presence of mind, the courage, foresight and
the audacity, to really imagine and live into and out of a new world for ourselves and for our fellow man. Most, unfortunately, would rather whine,
bitch, moan and complain about everything they believe themselves powerless to effect or change, but that's not the Christian way, nor the way of
courage inspired and motivated by love. There's a much higher path we could take if/when we look to Jesus as a model.
The Christ-mind and heart, come of age, this is what the elite's truly fear, you see, and that's of immense humor as well. I am their terror, I am
"the smoking gun" in my case as nothing but an addicted smoker, and not a "WMD".
But if at some level I am "at cause" then I am also prepared to take responsibility for generating a better world both for myself and by extension
everyone else, in and through the power and wisdom of Jesus Christ, amen.
"There is nothing the universe loves more, than courage."
~ Terrance McKenna
To better understand what I'm talking about here, and the real meaning of "NewAgeMan" (as my sincere hope and prayer for myself and others) read
Eco-Doom or Redemption: The Mad Movement and the Sixties' Counter-Culture
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