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Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 19, 2022 • 58 Comments
Jesus, The Source

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and Ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), from Sonnets from the Portuguese #43 (1850)

Perhaps by now you might assume that I don’t much care for the Christian Bible. It is obvious to anyone who has studied the Bible without a religious bias that, far from being all God’s inspired word, a lot of it is man-made ramblings. But there are parts of the Bible that came directly from the genuine God, speaking through God’s chosen prophets. And there are parts that are preserved from the time when God walked the earth as Jesus, who studied us through human eyes and thereby came to better understand us so He could give us the Gospel teachings that will help us bring the kingdom of God on earth. And then God in the person of Jesus chose to have His body die, not to save us from God’s wrath because of course no such sacrifice was needed; but instead, God in the person of Jesus chose to die a very public death so He could then reanimate His dead body and thereby prove to us that death is an illusion. And when the body that God had used was murdered, He left proof of His body’s having been truly dead so He could rise from the  dead in a resurrection which can be scientifically proven only now, in this much more cynical age, to in fact have been a real resurrection. It was a demonstration done two thousand years ago, but intended for the twentieth century and beyond!

The fact that the Bible is not a magic-book doesn’t mean that it is not God’s Book. I spent forty years of my life reading the Bible over and over again, a couple of pages every night, from the age of twelve until the age of fifty-two. I read that Book from cover to cover what was probably as many as twenty times, and the New Testament twice as many times. And in many parts, the Bible is beautiful! There are portions of the Christian Bible that are God’s love song to humankind. You cannot be me reading the story of Moses, imagining him staring at that burning bush that was not consumed, and not recall the way God called to me, too, from out of a light when I was eight. Or reading about Joseph of the coat of many colors, who was sold into Egypt so he could save the Hebrew people, and then seeing photos of the recently-unwrapped mummy of that very same Joseph who had the face of a Hebrew man, with his features well-preserved so I could see God working in the world, and not flat-out grin! Omigod, there was Joseph’s actual face! These were all real people! I had spent so much of my life reading about them, and I could see now that they had all really lived thousands of years ago! You could not read about David as a boy, and then King David as a man, and read all his beautiful, heartfelt Psalms, and not fall in love with the adorable human imperfections of him! And Isaiah the Great, whose words were the perfect words of God spoken seven hundred years before Jesus quoted those very same words! All those people were real, and they made God real. Oh no, my dear friends, I don’t despise the Bible! I love the Bible as I love my life!     

How could you not love the written record of such an amazing time? Over a period of sixteen hundred years, God spoke to the world’s first monotheists through a series of prophets, and Jesus spoke, and then the crusty but endearing and indispensable Apostle Paul wrote, and many of their words were miraculously preserved. As the American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson memorably said of the words of Jesus – and he was a farmer who had known dunghills in his time! He said that those genuine words of Jesus are as distinguishable in the Bible amid all that human-made dross as are “diamonds in a dunghill.” And so they are. But that dunghill holds so many words! You could use your Bible as a doorstop. If you then hit it with your foot, you could stub your toe. My New International Version of the Bible contains some 727,969 words. That is more than three million individual letters! I have read it over and over again over forty years of my life and on more than fourteen thousand evenings, so I am very familiar with it now. But you aren’t. And I can ask you please to trust me when I opine about the Bible to you; but still, the Bible is never going to mean to you what it means to me. I do so wish that there were a former Christian in the world who was as familiar with the Bible as I am, with whom I could discuss what I am seeing now. Because I can see something beginning to develop between clueless humankind and an infinitely loving God, and I am joyous about it! The dawning glimmer of understanding on our side. The effort on God’s side to proclaim love over and over again. And finally, the channeled proclamation on God’s part so beautiful that you cannot read it without feeling your heart soar. As we work on developing Seek Reality Online, we have decided to add a sixth segment for members that will be built around the Bible, and Thomas is really pleased about that! There isn’t room here to say very much, but I will share with you three samples taken from the Bible that illustrate what seems to be starting to  happen in the world.  

In my New International Version of the Bible, the word “love” appears 686 times from Genesis through Revelation. Micah was a contemporary of the great Isaiah, but he was a “minor” prophet, and one of twelve at that. Micah was just a simple, down-home guy. I loved him as a child because what he said was always sensible and to the point. At a time when there were different kinds of burnt offerings prescribed by fearful humankind for different kinds of sins, Micah kind of threw up his hands and said,

“With what shall I come to the Lord
And bow myself before the God on high?
Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings,
With yearling calves?
Does the Lord take delight in thousands of rams,
In ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I present my firstborn for my rebellious acts,
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?”
(Micah 6:6-9).

When I was ten, one day I cut from somewhere the last four lines of Micah’s plaint above. I taped them to the wall above my desk, where they remained for the rest of my growing-up.

And then we come to Jesus, who spent three years delivering a Ph.D.-level course in spiritual growth, not all of which survives. He summed up the entire Old Testament in the twin Commandments that we love God and love one another.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (JN 13:34).

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (MT 22:37-40).

And finally, one Saturday morning in May of 2019, when I had a blog post due tomorrow but I was running  on empty, I woke up with 1Cor 13 playing in my mind, and with Thomas saying over it that most of Paul’s letters were Paul’s own words, but this chapter had been channeled. I opened my Bible, and that fact was obvious: the chapters before it and after it are in Paul’s voice and on other topics, and between them comes this magnificence:

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1Cor 13).

The parts of the Bible that were channeled by God are about love, and only about love! No one who claims to be following the Bible will ever less than perfectly love anyone. Yet so often, people will split hairs about who they are willing to love, and who has wronged them so they can’t love them anymore. In 1943, a father watched as his wife and children were led away to the gas chambers at Auschwitz. And he still loves the guards who murdered his family, to the point where right now he is in the Outer Darkness trying to rescue those guards. True story! In fact, multiply it by the hundreds of thousands and you will understand why the Outer Darkness today teems with fathers lovingly trying to rescue hundreds of thousands of wailing concentration camp guards. You also will understand why I have no problem with sincerely forgiving and loving the woman who was arrested last April for having stolen most of my retirement savings. Now, please tell me again what anyone ever can possibly do to you that could be worth your refusing to forgive and love everyone?

I love thee with the passion put to use
in my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
with my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), from Sonnets from the Portuguese #43 (1850)

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58 thoughts on “Love

  1. Dear Roberta,

    If only one of your posts could be accessed from all you have written, this would be that one. Myself, I’m not a bible reader, as I can never get beyond the linneage accounting. Your selection from Paul does say it all!

    1. Oh my dear beautiful Jack, thank you for saying this! It really is unfortunate that the size of the book itself is so daunting, when so much of it is just extraneous. It could have done with a good copy editor, long ago! I came to like that about it, though, after the ninth or tenth pass. The whole thing became like an old, familiar friend, where there were parts you looked forward to and parts that you trudged through. At the time, I didn’t even wonder why I kept at it, although of course I realize now that it was all Thomas. The whole shape of my entire life has been Thomas. I think that in your case, too, you may be living out a deal with a guide?

      1. Dear Roberta,

        I have not had any sense of a guide as such–but over the past thirty years or so, when I have been writing intently, I have often been puzzled by how the ideas flowed, as if placed in my mind by an external source.

        There has only been one instance when I registered an external input, and it was quite funny. Circa 2005, I was lying on my couch to think, and had been vexing over my complete inability to reason, even a tiny bit, about how or why there is any existence. I was really worked up in my frustration when an unvoiced voice said in my mind, “I dont know either.” Made me lagh for months and months. Eventually, specifically two years ago, I did manage to compose an explanation, although it does rely on God as the eternal creator ( https://scigod.com/index.php/sgj/article/view/758 ).

  2. Quote from above: “‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.’

    Hi Roberta, hi everybody! It is important to note that these words sound like they are describing a person—how a person behaves, rather than what an emotion feels like or causes us to do. Indeed, what feels to us like something we call Love is not an emotion, but the base Creative Force at work within eternal Existence. Due to the diminished capacity of human language and the often painful experience we perceive as incarnation, the English word “love” makes a lot of people nervous and has associations with relationships that can leave us feeling baffled and more than empty.

    What Paul and the others are writing about in the Bible is the very nature of the Divine—creating, eternal, ceaseless. It is indeed all those things Paul describes. Not an emotion, not a duty, but the “Personality” that we could, if we’re comfortable with the word, call God.

    1. Oh my dear Mike, yes, this is the way the Godhead is to us, and we are being told here that this is also the way that we are to be to every other human being. When we are this way to everyone else, naturally and effortlessly, then we can cease incarnating on earth. Just as the Gospels sum up the Law and the Prophets, so 1 Cor 13 sum up the Gospels.

  3. “As we work on developing Seek Reality Online, we have decided to add a 6th segment… built around the Bible, and Thomas is pleased about that”. Roberta, I am grateful for you and Thomas for deciding to include this. Like you, I studied the Bible everyday for 35 years and in this blog and your past blogs, you have pointed out some very important passages from both the old and new testaments. As you said about Thomas, we have to learn to eliminate the dung pieces from the diamond pieces which are certainly there!

    1. My lovely David, I was reading the Bible every night for 40 years, but I wasn’t really studying it. I was just inputting words. In later years I skipped over the boring parts – the begats. But I know what is in the Bible now, and about where it is, to an amazing degree. The Gospels, especially, I have nearly memorized. It does feel like an achievement to own such a gigantic book!

    1. Dear Roberta: I am a simple man of 75 years. Often it seems that I am so very simple, having been caught up in the everyday imperfections of living an imperfect life.
      But then I opened your latest blog, and it touched my heart.
      Being caught up in believing that the Bible is a lot of ranting and raving by mortal men is a pitfall. There are diamonds in the dunghill. The problem is separating and understanding dung from diamonds.
      I shall spend more time on the writing of Paul.
      I feel a yearning to understand more about Love and living a more Godly life
      Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant understanding of God’s love!!

      1. And my dear David, I’m a simple woman of 75 years! When our generation was young we were going to save the world through love and peace, so it’s time we set about doing it, don’t you think?

        Craig Hogan is our age, too. He is the only person I know – I think he may be the only person on earth – who knows actually a lot more about the greater reality and the place where we all are going very soon than I do. When I remarked to him that we should be aiming Seek Reality’s marketing to Baby Boomers, he seized on that. Now he wants to do a TV channel, a magazine, everything! We’ll see. But we were going to change the world, David. And we don’t have much time left.

        Peace, man!

    2. Hi Maria , I don’t claim to be an intellectual in this area but maybe start with the New Testament it’s lovely however if you have a bible with the words Jesus spoke in red highlight in the New Testament you will get to know him more ♥️♥️♥️ Good luck … you will thoroughly enjoy Robertas blog here and all the wonderful people that contribute to the conversation Mr J Hiller, Lola, Effram, David W to name a few … so looking forward to Roberta and Craigs new website super excited

    3. Dear Maria, the four Gospels are the heart of the Bible, but not all of them. Toward the back of each are some chapters that the councils added that Jesus clearly didn’t say: sheep-and-goats, church-building, you-are-Peter, and end-times. The rest of the Gospels are the Lord’s teachings, and they are beautiful!

        1. Oh my dear Jack, I would never presume to do such a thing! In fact, when I was called upon to do it, I fought it so hard that my frustrated and exasperated Thomas – who had signed me up to do it back in the eighties – finally broke the cardinal rule of spirit guides and broke into my daytime life and insisted that I do it. The result was Liberating Jesus. I was not the author of that book, although my name is on it. My assumption is that the very much more elevated being who wrote it was in fact Jesus Himself. You judge.

  4. Maria, I started out with kid’s Bibles as my first step. It’s extreemly easy to read and gives you a good beginning background. I would also get Roberta’s book, Liberating Jesus which is a good place to start also.

    1. Oh David, yes indeed, Liberating Jesus is surprisingly easy to understand. And the first Appendix explains how to tell what Jesus likely said and what He likely didn’t say, which I find very helpful. I assume, given the brevity of the Gospels and the fact that there is much repetition, that a lot of what Jesus said in His three years of teaching has not been preserved; but still, what remains is the simplest course in spiritual growth there is at our stage. It worst quickly and amazingly well!

      1. Hi! My name is John Melton. Found this post somehow and was just interested in starting a conversation. Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks! – John

  5. Roberta, I would love to talk with you more about those parts of the Bible that are channeled. I am a retired minister who has been a student of ACIM for over twenty years. I understand channeling and believe that there are certain parts of the Bible that are direct messages from the Godhead, and others that are nothing more than human guidance toward conditioned behavior. My preaching, teaching, and interpretation of biblical material has certainly changed since I became a serious student of Jesus’ teachings. And, I have been drawn to listening to your discoveries and hearing about your relationship to your Thomas.

      1. My dear Karry, I found the Course more accessible with the help of a study group. Many Unity Churches offer them. Perhaps you will do better with one as well!

    1. Oh my dear Barbara, we are all students learning from the Lord and helping one another! But I would be happy to do a Zoom visit with you, if you like. Just send me an email through the green contact block on this website, and we’ll find a time.

  6. Roberta,
    I too grew up in Christianity- Baptist. Went to private Christian school. Went to classes of Greek and Hebrew to try to understand more deeply.
    From a young age around 8 I struggled to understand the whole blood sacrifice concept along with why God created us perfect and then purposely set us up for failure, man having no concept of what death was. I left the Christian church some 12 years ago or more and I’ve grown to my Christ within. I found you just about 6 months ago and one thing that I was so excited to hear you say was. Jesus didn’t come her to save us from sin but from our belief in sin. We have the ability to be like Him, here on earth we have been given the power by our creator but it has been taken away by religion, that teach we are wretched and deserve nothing. My creator did not create me for a life of missing the mark and constantly asking for forgiveness and paying retribution. But instead for Loving souls through his eyes and learning to manifest all that has been offered me.
    I’ve come to believe that In Genesis that after Our God the creator finish his perfection, Demi gods moved in and began demanding sacrifices and worship. The text changes from God to “Lord” God. My creator does not demand blood sacrifice, or suffering to find my way to Him. I suffer because I have not learned what I came here for and my fellow humans inflict suffering because they also have not found what they came here for, which is to love and to manifest all that God the creator has offered. Nothing will be withheld from us is what the scripture says to us. But we must change our mind-“repent” that I must believe in all things that I pray and ask for believing that it is available to me and Love my neighbor as myself, Since he is part of me as we are all part of God. All neighbors not just the ones who are easy to love. This is the teaching of Jesus.

    1. Oh my dear Karry, this is beautifully said! Jesus’s original movement was called the Way, and He is calling many of us now to follow the Way. We’ll talk more about this next week.

    1. It’s not only accurate but beautifully said. Thankfully, I think the days of believing in an angry god who demands sacrifice and worship are coming to an end. Once these man made religions are out of the way, we can better understand the beautiful teachings of Jesus and improve our own lives and the lives of others.

      1. Wait until you see what’s on deck, my dear lovely Lola! I try so hard to be deferential to Christianity. After all, what other religion do we have in all of Western culture? But that’s not how my Thomas feels! He wants to take a club to every cross there is. I think He sees Himself as the Lord’s defender at this point. His patience is at an end! He has been gathering quotations. He’s on fire. I’m trying to hold him back with both hands. Good grief.

  7. Simply beautiful blog post, dearest Roberta.

    I feel this post, this gift, approaches the Core of love, of light, and it is ever more tender, elegiac and awe abounding as it draws near.

    Love eternal opens clearer for us now.
    I guess it is time.

    How strange though, my dear:
    As the world becomes crazier, visibly and grossly craven on a grand scale, I’m feeling the light of Love wax astonishingly bright.
    ❣️🌅🌎

    1. It’s very intriguing that in a time when there is so much that is just fantastic the world is as Efrem described. There’s little war. Hunger doesn’t exist on a broad scale. We have preventatives, treatments and cures for most maladies. It’s like humans need strife to be decent to each other.

    2. Oh my dear Efrem, you have made me smile. How beautiful this is! You are feeling the light of love wax astonishingly bright? Is it possible that the world had to grow crazier in order to burn all the craziness away at last?

  8. Thank you so much Roberta. This blog was especially moving. When we find that type of love you are speaking of, we will have found the Hidden Christ, waiting patiently. And where will that Christ be found? It will be found hidden inside each one of us, like that diamond of unity consciousness waiting for the dunghill of our beliefs of separation to be cleaned away, like that darkened mirror Paul speaks of to become the pefect clarity of unconditional love and perfect forgiveness.

    1. Oh yes, my dear Scott! So beautifully said! When we can rise above our little selves we find Jesus there! We find God there! And, oh so completely and perfectly, we find love there!!

  9. Is this what defines angels and high level spirit guides and angels? Have they become the “perfect clarity of unconditional love and perfect forgiveness”?

    1. My dear Lola, as Scott says below, Angels are a different class of being; but perfect love and forgiveness is indeed what defines the Collective that is the Godhead.

  10. Hi Lola. I don’t claim to be an expert, but my understanding is that angels are a completely different category or aspect of the Creator that never incarnate in material bodies and so really never left that kind of Divine love, and advanced spirit guides are aspects of that greater mind, or God, or whatever we want to call it, that for some reason did come into the material and have learned and evolved to a point where they no longer need the lessons of these physical bodies we have, reaching that Christ Consciousness or something along those lines, and are now helping us rise up to their level. Why this whole process of descenent, so to speak, into the material and ascent back out again occurs is a mystery to me. Was it just some sort of experiment, or as Roberta quoted from A Course In Miracles, the result of a momentary thought of separation in the mind of the Creator?

    1. I have been shown by my own beloved guide that, although they at their phase of spiritual growth don’t choose to experience incarnation, they have a deep stake in ours. Sometimes it can even be THEIR project and goals that we are recruited to help with. I have been shown that I was “sold” on the idea (I took the bait!😳).

      It is important to move beyond asking the incomprehensible questions on “why creation” and ask instead, what are we to do! For as Jack’s reportrdly only clairaudient experience with spirit reveals, when it comes to the questions of why, the answer comes, “I don’t know either.”

      1. Oh my dear Mike, what you say is absolutely right! In fact, what I am working on now are Thomas’s projects and not my own (although by now I do feel quite invested in them in my own right).

    2. It is a mystery to me too, Scott. I know that angels are a “different breed” so to speak but didn’t know if they too are evolving. I know we are here to learn, and maybe all we learn here isn’t meant to be all fuzzy and cozy. Many people have despicable and even tragic lives. The explanation from ACIM doesn’t help me at all i.e. the result of a momentary thought of separation in the mind of the Creator. I think that while people are still in physical bodies, this is beyond their understanding.

      1. Lola, see comments above if you haven’t already. Indeed we are “programmed” through religion and culture to seek a creation story. But none of those stories can come close to describing a reality happening in an eternal “now.” Stories are just that—told as an attempt to explain, amuse or even confuse when the actual reality is beyond our capacity.

  11. Hi Mike J-R. Excellent point on asking what we are to do. That is such an individual thing. Becoming aware of ours guide(s) guidance is so important.

    1. Yes, dear Ray, and many people ask how we can be aware of our guides, when actually so often they are unconsciously blocking that guidance. All we really need to do is to tell our guides last thing before we go to sleep that we want sincerely to hear from them, and then very first thing in the morning pay attention to the first thoughts in our minds. If we make a habit of doing that, and if we are patient and we keep our minds truly open and uncritical, eventually we will begin to hear answers. We’ve got to be patient. This first contact can take months! But if we are patient, and very open-minded, those first sweet whispers eventually will come. And if we will say “Thank you! I love you!” and keep listening, those whispers more and ever more frequently will come.

  12. Thank you for your deep insights, Roberta. This message spoke directly to me,and was timed perfectly for me. I love the Bible, and I find the way Emmanuel Swedenborg explains its nature to be clear and accurate.

    1. Oh my dear Kenny, I’m so glad that what we said this week resonated with you! But when I say that I love the Bible with everything in me, please understand that we can’t love it uncritically. The whole Bible is clearly not God’s inspired, inerrant word, since there are parts of it which are man’s word without question, and if we call them God’s word, we shame God. There was an earlier time when people were sufficiently arrogant that they thought nothing of tweaking the Bible to make it say what they wanted God to say. But we know better now! We are, if not less arrogant, at least willing to translate more precisely and to look for anachronisms and internal contradictions.

  13. Dearest Roberta, the comment section this week holds so much Spirit. It is so well weaved into the blog post itself, that the blend is seamless. The blog and commentary has become one thing.

    There is one idea that I’ve been meaning to outline my dear, about Thomas’ fervor to defend Lord Jesus, as you say above in your response to Lola Hoovler:

    Do you remember some decades ago when the Sistine Chapel in Rome was deep cleaned? All Michelangelo’s paintings were delicately cleared of centuries of candle smoke, grease and grime. They were meticulously restored to their original colors revealing new subtlety of hue; surprisingly fresh in brightness and beauty.

    All the years of obfuscation, of yellow-gray smearing and stain were wiped away. People were astonished how fresh, bright and uplifting the frescoes actually were when the artist painted them. Suddenly all sickly pallor was gone and the chapel was a celebration of life, divinity and light. Those of us who gathered there, gaped and gawked in wonderment. Roberta, it was overwhelming in the cheeriest way.

    Is this an apt metaphor for what Thomas and your good self are doing and are about to do? Are you not peeling away the crust and crud – years upon years of religious misinformation and misdirection – from the image of Jesus that people have in their minds? I guess it does take strong, resolute arms, a mighty sledge hammer and chisel of adamant, to bust the rock from the window space through which we should be able to see Our Lord. The sheer will to do so must be greater than the strength it takes to shatter well over one millennia of atrophied accumulate. So Thomas delivers such a will. And as to the effect on people that a new, clear vision of Our Lord Yeshua will have …well… what is impossible for God?
    🌅❣️😉

    1. Oh my dear Efrem, you don’t really know the half of it in this case! I woke up on Tuesday morning with a vision of the two of them at work. I think I’m supposed to talk about it on Sunday and not here, but I didn’t even know at first what it was that I was seeing. Thomas was in a frenzy, Jesus was amused, and I was flabbergasted! When you see spiritual beings acting like real people doing something great for the world, it’s even more amazing then seeing the restored Sistine Chapel somehow. It was genius, in a way, on the part of the Lord, since remaking Christianity is the very hardest taboo for me to break.

      1. Hi Roberta, hi everybody! This last comment I think is important: the taboo of remaking Christianity. It resonates all the way back up through every comment!

        1. It’s a two-sided coin, my dear Mike. The taboo, and also the grievous responsibility. I think that anyone who actually has studied the sacred words of the Lord, and also has spent much time studying Christianity as it was created by the Romans, knows that it badly needs to be granted a Mulligan – a do-over, at long last! But if we are going to try to do it right for Jesus, how do we dare to even try to take up that singularly awesome responsibility?

      2. I await your next blog post on Sunday with alacrity Roberta. Your vision of Jesus and Thomas at work sounds truly awesome.

        True, I don’t know the half of it- My own spidey sense tells me that the darkness of our times is exposing itself in a big way right now. And it only serves as a dull canvass for the Light to pierce it, expand outward and right through it. Ultimately this is meant to happen, I feel.

        I gladly await what will be revealed. 🌅❣️

          1. Love it Mike! Love your mystical Guide in Spirit, Arrow.♐️

            I reckon there is a lot to reflect on, in that quote. 😉🦉

        1. Oh my sweet Efrem, I’m writing this on Saturday the 26th, and all I am feeling is an absolutely overwhelming sense of respect and love for the Ukrainian people! I cannot imagine ever having the kind of courage those dear and beautiful people have! The thirteen amazing young men who told a whole Russian battleship to go F- itself? The whole ship? And the unarmed women on the roadsides giving handsful of sunflower seeds to Russian soldiers and daring to tell them to their faces to put them in their pockets so when they die the seeds will grow on Ukrainian soil?

          Because of what I know, I feel differently about death than most people do. I just don’t want them to suffer, but if they are to go home now then to die in an impact of some sort is not awful because it’s quick and they are out of their bodies when it happens. But all the descriptions of Ukrainian courage make me so much love those amazing people!

  14. Dear Roberta. You said above: “Is it possible that the world had to grow crazier in order to burn all the craziness away at last?” It certainly seems like humanity’s collective shadow material has been coming to the surface recently, on a global scale, as we lurch from one crisis to the next. In a sense it is a very old story. Will we be ready to write a new one soon? These most recent events in Europe bring up one of the deepest questions for me – how to be an instrument of God’s love in operation, no matter the situation, especially a violent situation. That must have been a key part of Jesus’ Way. Almost exactly one year ago, my guides asked me, “Will you see terrible things appropriately?” I asked, “What is the appropriate way to see terrible things?” They replied, “Remember to be prepared to see the divinity of the man.” It is so simple, yet often so difficult. That seems to me to be the crux of what we come here to earth school to learn.

    1. My dear Scott, we were given some Marching orders by the Lord this week, or at least I was. I’m going to be interested to see what you all think of them….

  15. Hi Scott 👋
    This is a very important point you have raised here. I too wish we could rewrite the human story anew.

    “…how to be an instrument of God’s love in operation, no matter the situation, especially in a violent situation” as you say.

    Maybe we could discuss this in the near future. Though your Guides in Spirit are clear and point (to) the Way. 😉 🙏🏼🌅

    1. Dear Efrem, for me the biggest taboo always has been speaking directly against Christianity. No matter how awful the religion has been, I thought of it as Jesus’s religion. Even after Liberating Jesus. But I really should have known better….

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