CAVITY-This word conjures up thoughts of all sorts; tooth decay, sink-holes in the ground, rotted out holes in trees, even Black Holes in our universe. The cavity I wish to address today is that of human disharmony. Everywhere one looks or listens, he/she is greeted with a cacophony of discord. We constantly are bickering, quarreling, and yes, sadly, fighting over some issue or another. When distilled down to its finite base, the issue generally has to do with conflicting ideas of morality, and about God, himself. Most often, those ideas are promoted as a pseudo-front for purposes of gaining votes in the political arena. Of course, that brings us back to the basics of the seemingly accepted human norm of POWER, CONTROL, MONEY. Now, I am certainly not naïve enough to think or believe that such a human condition will likely ever change.
My purpose is to point out what seemingly should be obvious, but what in actuality exists in oblivion; that being the massive cavity, void if you will, swirling black hole, of dis-spirituality and dis-commonality at the center of the human universe. I am unable to discover any historical document indicating the absence of such a cavity at any time since the inception of the human race. Is it too late to attempt the harnessing of such a giant cyclone? Probably, but certainly not too late to try. I am, in fact, unable to discover but only one meaningful attempt , JESUS.
When Jesus appeared on the scene, He saw exactly what we see today; bickering, warring, cheating, lying, stealing, hoity attitudes and the like. “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” attitude was/is the accepted norm. He readily recognized two very important concepts; one-people’s attitudes and understandings must change if peace were to prevail; two-He would be killed for saying so. He went about, typically in isolated areas, spreading His message as discretely and quickly as possible before his inevitable apprehension and death. Jesus tried desperately hard to fill that massive swirling cavity of ignorance and arrogance, to calm that massive cavitating cyclone of evil which he observed so that the waters of calm could gently fill the void in the sea of humanity. And what was that magic message? One simple little word LOVE. You might say, “wait just one minute. How can love do all that?” In order to understand we must know the meaning of the word love; simply stated love means “acceptance“.
Jesus readily understood each person’s differences. However, He also knew the one thing that makes us alike, the commonality of our spirituality. He knew that his Spirit, his Father’s Spirit, and the Spirit of everything in existence were united in communion by The Holy Spirit, the Will of God. He tried desperately hard to impart that message to his biased, ignorant companions. I must say, it is impossible for me to ascertain just how successful, if at all, he was in his efforts. Early Christian history is scant, but as best I can determine, the earliest followers went about breaking bread and praising God with prayers and songs of thanksgiving for the saving death of Jesus. The word Eucharist means thanksgiving. It was not a sacrificial offering, rather it was a memorial as Jesus had suggested. Better still, it represented an innate understanding that God resides in all things—for that, we must be thankful.
So fast-forward to today. The massive cavity is growing by leaps and bounds. The world is torn to shreds by religious factions and/or ideologies attempting to impose their will on the rest of the world. We are, in fact, seemingly teetering on the brink of total extinction. Why? That massive cavity of a bellicose nature generated by religions and ideologies is responsible. Somehow, some way, some one must step forward and start a massive campaign of love. Instead of our priests and preachers hammering every word of a book so as to demonize us and set us apart, they must concentrate on the only word of value in that book, love.
We all are God’s children, and, as such, are united by that common bond. We must cease being Divided Christians, Muslims , Jews, Buddhist, Hindus, etc. We must immediately become one people under God in whatever way one may consider that. Then and only then can our humanity be preserved. You may read my entire philosophy in my books Wilderness Cry and Peace in Spirituality- all on-line vendors. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-blogged from Jan. 2018