To find your soul,
To know your being,
To feel purpose,
To comprehend peace,
is to know the Christ of life, the God the permeates, and the spirit inside us.
Recently a young person gave me this definition of sin, “Anything that God does not want us to do.” This is something she learned from popular culture, it was her theology, that God’s purpose was to sit up there and tell us all that we do wrong.
For too long this has been the understanding of the Christian God both inside and outside of Christianity. The God of Christianity is so much bigger than an image of a judge on a throne. Instead the image that can be seen through a Christ that brings wholeness is a God that can bring wholeness. And through the relational God of the Old Testament we receive a relational God who is willing to interact with humanity.
Knowing this we know that Christianity is about a relationship with God that makes us whole. A Christ that comes to heal us, to remind us that despite the pain of life, that love is possible. We all live in darkness and it is meant to be a part of relationship with God, but if we search for the light we will find it. Christ brings wholeness…eudaimonia(greek for living in accord with one’s true self). If we can calm our thoughts and search for Christ, live with God, and let the spirit guide us we will find our life’s true purpose.
Blessings to you all…Matthew 9:27-31