Friday, March 3, 2017
Reach for the Love
More than anything else in the world, most people desire to be loved. Even untrained children want to be nurtured and will reach instinctively for their mother to comfort and hold them. As adults we often grow away from understanding that we still need to be loved and comforted. We sometimes act like nothing in the world matters and we are able to stand on our own two feet, alone without family and friends.
It’s important as we grow up, to realize we are also growing toward something. It would be very odd indeed, if we simply became less intelligent as we became older. That would make no sense. It’s a wonder then, why many individuals do not seek to understand why we are here, why we are changing and seemingly growing toward something, and what that something may be.
Lent is a time of contemplation on all of those things. As we give up that which makes us less pure of spirit, we move toward that which is eternal. We grow toward the Godhead, the parents of Jesus. The Bible tells us Mankind was made in the image of God, both male and female, and so we know that there are two parents involved in the creation of the Son. There is a God and there is a Goddess. God’s Creation houses both material planetary systems and spiritual heavenly systems, and someday, we may see them all. But for now, we must purify ourselves and prepare for the gift of the Saviour of the world. We must offer our respect and gratitude for His gift, a deeply amazing benefit which most people would never ever be able to repay.
Jesus does not ask us to repay it, He only asks us to try. So Lent is our attempt at returning His love for us. It is our opportunity to give back to Him by honouring His sacrifice with some of our own.
Today, contemplate what life might be like if Jesus had never come. What would we do then? How would we get out of the messes we often create in our everyday lives? How would we ever make it to the celestial domain? Would any of us ever make it to Heaven and see any of our loved ones again? What would it be like? Would we still be functioning under the old ways of Judaism, sacrificing the precious lives of innocent animals everyday? Creating rivers of blood flowing from our temples just to save our own souls? How would our world be different?
There appears to be so much hell on the earth that perhaps you may think nothing would be different, but Jesus did come and He did offer His own life as a trade for that of each and every one of us. He gave us our soul back, unfettered and completely loved. So now is the time to contemplate the journey to Heaven and the love that awaits us there, each and every day.
It is time to reach out our arms to our Divine parents and receive their unconditional love. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever should believe on Him would have everlasting life.