To see disciples of Jesus line up like sheep, with astrologers and superstitious, ignorant practitioners of religion, to pray their way to a blessing, is truly troublesome.
It is the byproduct of a gigantic misconception: God is in control.Nothing could be further from the truth.
We are told that Jesus came to Earth to give us the power to become the sons of God. He envisioned a church that was fired up to tear down the gates of hell:
- More than conquerors
- Salt of the Earth
- Light of the world
- Doing greater things
- Pursuing the perfection they see in their Father
He never dreamed that those who chose to take up his cross would end up helpless, fearful, bigoted and hog-tied to tradition.
It is pitiful to see churches worshipping a God they believe has power, but selfishly refuses to impart any of that gift to His children.
When will we start teaching the truth?
Our lives do not spring from the soul. We are not mentally ignited. Nor will stimulation of our flesh make us content.
We are heart creatures. Out of the abundance of our heart we will speak. Out heart is our passion, our feelings, our sentiment.
Here’s the way Jesus intended it to be:
We start with the heart. This is simply what we feel. It does not need to be right–it just needs to be truthful. Having found the confidence to share our heart gives us the boldness to believe.
This leads to our soul. Our soul benefits us by teaching us how things work–both the tenderness of the Father and the practices of Mother Nature.
Once we’ve allowed ourselves to be students of the planet and the love of God, we’re ready to take our brain and see what we can do. Not what we wish we could do, but the ability within us. So we learn to be contributors instead of complainers.
And then we take this magnificent body–our strength–and go out and do it well. For as we run the first mile, we anticipate the second. We come prepared.
This is the teaching of Jesus.
The barbaric notion that God plays with human lives as the devil taunts them may be the foundation for other religions, but it is spiritually and intellectually unacceptable in the Jesonian.
The Jesonian is when we realize that our heart–what we feel–gives credence to our soul, where we learn how things work. This renews our minds, to find out what we can do, and then we take our energy to do it well.
Such a unity creates healthy human beings–instead of faltering followers.