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Showing posts with label Loving Creation (God). Show all posts
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12 sentences. THIS IS JESUS, the first I've ever seen it spoken, in all my years.

Beyond the question of economic distribution lies the question of moral relations; and beyond the moral relations to men lies the question of the religious communion with that spiritual reality in which we live and move and have our deep- est being — with God, the Father of our spirits. Jesus had V realized the life of God in the soul of man and the life of man > in the love of God. That was the real secret of his life, the well-spring of his purity, his compassion, his unwearied courage, his unquenchable idealism : he knew the Father. But if he had that greatest of all possessions, the real key to the secret of life, it was his highest social duty to share it and help others to gain what he had. He had to teach men to live as children in the presence of their Father, and no longer as slaves cringing before a despot. He had to show them that the ordinary life of selfishness and hate and anxiety and chafing ambition and covetousness is no life at all, and that they must enter into a new world of love and solidarity and inward contentment. There was no service that he could render to men which would equal that. All other help lay in concentric circles about that redemption of the spirit and flowed out from it. No comprehension of Jesus is even approximately true which fails to understand that the heart of his heart was religion. No man is a follower of Jesus in the full sense who has not through him entered into the same life with God. But on the other hand no man shares his life with God whose religion does not flow out, naturally and without ^ effort, into all relations of his life and reconstructs everything — that it touches. Whoever uncouples the religious and the social life has not understood Jesus. Whoever sets any bounds for the reconstructive power of the religious life over THE SOCIAL AIMS OF JESUS 49 the social relations and institutions of men, to that extent denies the faith of the Master.


Changing the game for me, Loving Creation, my new understanding of God is.

Posts beginning yesterday speak of this.
James most extraordinary year Frosh college included one day which was more intense but not different than the others. James drove really not far from campus out into a

BFD for James. Oh, this is God. Loving Creation, the verbs, the force.

This feels like a big step. The closest I'd come to trying to name what I have ultimate affinity for was creator. Not a thing, not a person. this feels like a big step. 

But yesterday without looking for it the thought came, no, loving creation, the verb, that force. And it is as though a huge door has opened to, well, the force of loving creation in action. Yes, that is what James worships, or closer than he has gotten before. This is a much better place for my energy and soul to go. Hugely Liberating.

In his lifelong study of the original Greek text of the Gospel what bolts do I found what's the idea that within us is a part of creator, our soul. Yes. But not Creator, loving creation, the verb, that's force.

Soul IS that Force? Is of That? Yes, it seems to James.