My Dream for You

God is the ultimate good, the Unconditional which humanity can image somewhat through offering forgiveness without conditions. Jesus told people about such an Unconditional Love at work through our offering of forgiveness. He spoke of the “kingdom of God,” which is among us here and now. It is in us, not out yonder somewhere. Our struggle to enter God’s unconditional realm in this life is a daily one. But we can begin. Offering God’s unconditional forgiveness to all is a real challenge for humans. It is living by paying forward, not asking for anything in return, no payback, no expectations to have the favor returned.

Unconditional forgiveness and unconditional love come from the same Source. Unconditional forgiveness makes it possible to forgive ourselves and then forgive others right here and right now. But unconditional love is not entirely realized or even entirely possible for humans in this life. It is only practiced. Some are better at it than others. But all improve as they practice.

This is God’s dream for all of humanity. It is like the “kingdom of God” is here, but the “kingdom of God” is also coming. Again, the great “I am…” lives within us as if we are his temple. God has promised to never leave us, not even as we pass through death. There is more love coming, more than we can even imagine right now.

The thoughts above were a present to me from the niece (Julia) of my dear friend (Robert) in Australia. She knows that the great “I am…,” the unconditionally loving, accepting, and forgiving One is near to my heart. There is no other Savior/Father to fill me with joy. The gift of such a Presence within me is the reason for all my celebration and giving these days and every day.

I implore you, please do not permit all the words and songs and images of the season to hide this Love, this Presence, from you. This Source’s dream is to make us the Light of the world!

My Canadian friend, Wendell, added: If you note carefully…. the point made was about the teaching of Jesus in contrast to the teaching of Paul – two very influential people in history and about the central ideas that they promoted.

The good news I shared above concerning the Unconditional love of our Father/God was the Galilean’s passion. He was enlightened by it and it became his hope for humanity. Jesus taught and lived his unconditionally humane love for all.

However, Paul’s news was his dream of a Savior/Christ. It was exactly the the opposite of Jesus’ passionate message, and with the help of the Roman government and church authorities, it finally became the message of Christianity as well. They succeeded in making a savior/god out of the Galilean peasant.

The core themes of these two historical figures (Jesus & Paul) have changed subsequent history. At this moment in time, Paul’s message only appears to have won, especially around the Christmas and Easter holidays. But Jesus’ message will finally prevail because it is God the Father’s dream for all who are oppressed by their own behavior, by their enemies, by their governing authorities, and by the hellish threats of their churches that are laid on the minds of all who refuse to accept Paul’s message of a Christ crucified for their sins.

May we learn to pray with David, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from old. According to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord.”

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I respect all your thoughts and traditions on Christianity. Like me, they have provided some stability in the past, including the ritual sacraments. But my study of fear chose to recognize a development throughout history, one that the Hebrews, including the Galilean Sage, and then later Christians have participated in. Namely, a development of human civil and religious law! Not least of all an understanding of their sky-god(s).

Unfortunately, the Jews and then the Christians got stuck on the beliefs they had settled on after only a few centuries of haggling. Once decided, those doctrines were declared holy and inspired – like God’s Word is for them. And that was the final blow to further growth.

But the unconditional freedom offered by the Galilean encouraged further development, not stagnation. (I still think that his discovery of the Supreme’s Presence and unconditionality has been the greatest human discovery ever!) It so excited Jesus of Nazareth, a mere man as he repeatedly called himself, that he made it his brief life’s mission to teach and live it.

It was such a simple message. 1) The Fatherly Presence of the One and only Supreme lives in and among us, his sons and daughters whom he will never leave. 2) In the meantime, he is always accepting, unconditionally loving, and patiently forgiving each of us. 3) And finally, the Supreme’s dream is for us to finally love ourselves enough so that we can begin treating others likewise here-and-now.

His threefold simple message was meant to set people free so that they could finally love themselves enough to get about making things better for others; and, of course, to accept each other, respect, tolerate, and forgive each other.

Jesus’ message was a direct challenge to the need for a religion, a messiah, an atonement. a resurrection, and an apocalyptic end-time judgement. Religious leaders called this blasphemous and had him murdered for trying to start another insurrection.

While we are speculating on what we could be doing or becoming when unshackled with tyranny of thought and unjust laws, both civil and religious, we must really get our Fatherly Supreme excited.

Henry Hasse ~ March 2014

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