Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Tid Bits of my Christian thoughts on paper

Transcendence of Humanity

There are millions that die each day because of the world’s inability to act rightly and in a timely fashion without the necessity of asking that self centered question, “What about me?” When one transcends the question of “What about me?” into the state of grace called “What about them?” then people will move into the next incarnation of humanity. This is the greatest lesson one can learn in their personal spiritual evolution.

Hindsight is 20/20, and we have failed as a global conscience to take to heart and implement many of the hopes that John Paul had for the world. “If only” we could take these great words of faith and hope and begin to open the church up to the present, because it is solidly entrenched in the past. But you know what they say about the “what ifs…”

If one relies on the past to inform the present and forecast the future, what is left but to remain and automaton guided by old knowledge – not allowing for change and evolution. The question is, how do we interpret something written by the leader of a church, and do we dare do so, without becoming separate from the body in seeking answers to questions that each person must ask for them selves?

Sacred Truth

For me there is but one truth, and I am part of that one truth, as all of us are “of that one truth” those who follow the path. John Paul’s black and white narrow vision of the sacred path was not as wide and spectrally coloured and as welcoming as mine. “There are many paths to the sacred, there is not just one religion, and all paths are good and useful. Truth is one and it can be expressed in many ways and truth can be used in many ways as well.”

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I close with David Tracy’s final thought, “Whoever fights for hope, fights on behalf of us all. Whoever acts on that hope, acts in a manner worthy of a human being. And whoever so acts, I believe, acts in a manner faintly suggestive of the reality and power of that God in whose image human beings were formed to resist, to think, and to act. The rest is prayer, observance, discipline, conversation, and actions of solidarity-in-hope. Or the rest is silence.”

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