Tuesday, 1 August 2017
"'Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!'" Matthew 23:37 (NRSV)
This is God's wish - to gather His children to Him in Love.
And who are His children?
Everyone in the world.
And why does this not happen?
Because those in charge of His religions are not willing - they do not understand Him - and they do not want this egalitarian dream.
They are full of fear.
They are full of pride.
They lust for power.
And they enjoy privilege.
It was no coincidence that it was the religious authorities who killed Jesus.
Those in league with the Roman state.
Neither is it s coincidence that creedal Christianity began at Nicaea - this is when Christianity became the state religion.
The creeds of Christianity do not contain one word of Jesus' teachings.
Jesus taught to love God and love your neighbor.
Jesus' only commandment was that we love one another.
This is in keeping with God's wish to gather His children to Him in Love.
This is the true Covenant.
A Covenant of Love.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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