Monday, June 25, 2018

Jesus is knocking. Will you answer the door?

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Where does that truth and meaning lie?

Jesus tells us in the book of Revelations, chapter 3, verse 20, "Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I'll come right in and sit down to supper with you."

But we don't really want to see Jesus. He calls us to leave our egos behind and join Him on the path of the spirit and we don't want to. The ego offers us all kinds of pleasurable and distracting things to amuse us, and Jesus only offers us peace and love.

We are still children who like our ridiculous play things and if there is a threat to take them away from us we cling to them and run away and hide.

What Jesus offers us is there at the door. Can we overcome our fear and answer the knock?

Not yet. Things will have to get worse. We have yet to hit bottom. Then maybe when we are desperate we will look for a better way. Sometimes it takes great suffering for the dawning to occur that the way of Jesus is a better choice if we want to become truly happy.

Answer the door.






2 comments:

  1. I have answered the door and begun the walk on the spiritual path. I find Jesus my favorite tour guide. Would that UU get back to its Christian roots. Branching off into other sources is helpful for the advanced seeker, but for beginners sticking with one master to learn the basics is most helpful otherwise the search is too scattered.

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  2. Mark, I agree. UU is too scattered. It is too diffuse. The question is what is at UUs core? Some say the perennial philosophy, but that itself seems pretty diffuse.

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