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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
How Did Jesus Do It?
trying to connect a loving God with the events of Holy Week and Easter.How did Jesus do it?
learned to listen when God spoke to him through
his mother, inviting him to begin manifesting a love-miracle at Cana when
he thought it wasn’t the right time.Jesus
had to ignore the criticisms of the
Pharisees when they told him he couldn’t lovingly heal on the Sabbath.
the Son of God, had his Father’s DNA. Over and over he listened and chose to
obey his Father’s love invitations i.e. trust
in God’s mysterious plan, no matter how difficult that might turn out to
be.Then he shocked us by telling us that
we too are “children of God” with
hide his anguished-listening in the garden. He even asked God to “Let this cup pass
from me…, but not my will but Thine be done.” His listening meant “letting go”.
He knew he would be betrayed by one of his own, that his death would break the
hearts of his loved ones, and that a life of daily revealing the God-message to
his people had failed.
last and hardest “letting go” forgiving
the atrocities of those who were deaf to Godness and thereby humiliating and
disappointing all those who loved and believed in him?
final “letting go”, through forgiveness, celebrated oneness with
the-Father.His choice allowed
Resurrection to happen.
children of God.We share Jesus’
God-DNA.How is God inviting each of us
to listen to and lovingly act on God-nudges?What letting-go-invitations will open our ears and hearts to lovingly
lose our plans, forgive and allow Resurrections to manifest?
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