Thoughts To Inspire

 

Being Born Again

 

   Jesus Christ came to earth to teach us and to show us by his example how to let our lives unfold into our unique, full potential.
   The religious leaders of his day were expecting a Messiah in the form of David, a military and political hero, favored by God, who would overthrow the Romans and reestablish the glory of Solomon. Jesus of Nazareth was so unlike their concept of the long-awaited Messiah that is was inconceivable to them that he was the Christ.
   Nicodemus, a Pharisee, a ruler of the Jews, came by night to meet this teacher come from God. Nicodemus risked banishment to see for himself who and what Jesus was. Rather than  two learned men discussing scripture, Jesus said immediately: Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. John 3:2-3  Jesus took the first Commandment of Moses: Thou shalt have no other gods before me Exodus 20:3 and brought it forward into everyday practice then and now.
   Being born again is the description of the drastic change we make when we perceive our outer life through spiritual understanding. We take our attention first to God’s loving Presence with trust that we can never be separated from God’s love. Thus, we move from seeing our world from the human viewpoint of good and bad (duality). We move from living under man’s laws to living under the spiritual law of One Good, One Power, One Presence.
   This understanding, this knowing, is cause, power, loving spiritual action. The Truth of this understanding reveals the good, already in the invisible realm of life. It becomes visible as a harmonious condition, experience, or relationship.
   Dear God, we pause throughout the day to thank you that we are always in your Presence and all is well.  Amen

 

 (Thoughts provided by Rev. Mary Emma Dryden ~ March 21, 2017)