Imagine the Mystery
We live on the third planet from the sun.
To most experts there is no other planet in existence that can sustain our kind of life.
And yet, I wonder, why does the Sun exist at all? Why does Neptune, or Saturn, or Venus, exist?
What is their purpose in the calculus of greater things?
The summer solstice is coming.
Why is it significant to so many people?
There was a time when I thought that Jesus was the only light in the universe and that all who did not pay him explicit homage were satanic.
There was a time when I imposed satan on beauty and called it false religion,
And though I couldn’t see it, I was trapped.
I was trapped in a corner of my consciousness sustained by the light of Jesus but afraid of God, both the God above and the God in the faces of all of my human brethren.
Imagine the mystery of a God who can make Jesus Lord and yet give tribal high priestesses who do not believe in him the power to heal and an audience with the polity of heaven?
Imagine the mystery of a God who figures out a way to punish with love without condemning with wrath while ensuring that in the long run everything works together to all of our good,
Imagine the mystery of Vishnu and Siva, Allah and Jehova, Father Sky and Mother Earth, Images? Names? Metaphors? Or perhaps very real entities of love, blessing all of those who seek them with love.
I believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and whether it is autocratic or not, I also believe that every body needs him.
But there is a mystery in the beauty of even the maya that we live in,
There is a mystery, a truly beautiful mystery that assures me that despite all that I see and all that hurts my soul, that where sin did abound grace did much more abound and there is always more God than devil no matter how bleak things seem.
There is a mystery, a truly beautiful mystery that assures me that Navaho medicine men speaking beauty into reality are perhaps one of the most profound God filled miracles to grace mother earth,
There is a mystery, a truly beautiful mystery that assures me that eventually there will be a new heaven and a new earth and that not a moment of human suffering will have been wasted as all the souls that ever were come together in harmony and bliss.
Mother God, please give me the strength to walk out this vision of devotion which is not at the expense of humility and reveal Jesus to the world anew and afresh free of the judgment and violence of the past. And Mother God please especially bless all the people from all religions who are trying to walk by faith more than by sight. Bless us all Mother God and bless us all to come together in love- Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, Seeker, Tribal, and the rest. Bless us to come together Mother God, because the world needs us and so many of us are hurting under the pressure of the enemy. We irrespective of our differences have chosen to walk by faith more than sight and so we are the reason that Jesus will find faith when he returns, so please Mother God, bless us and heal us and set us free, so that we can be the joy that I long to feel and we can bring the gift of life eternal.