Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I have made no secret that I believe in Christ. I believe there is more than I see, more than I can imagine to be, and I believe in a red-letter Christ. What that means, I believe that what Christ said is far more important than what Paul said, what Moses said, what David said.... and that isn't to discount those sayings, but is to amplify what Christ said.
He said, Love God, Love your Neighbor. I shouldn't have to rationalize or worry about the rest, should I? I can't imagine all the rules in the Old Testement, and Paul seemed like he was constantly creating more.... Jesus had two. I can work on two.
At heart, I'm probably considered more Buddhist than Christian. But, my thoughts: if I get to the end of my life and find that caring for others is not the path to heaven, then I really don't belong, if I ever would have. More, if casting judgement, shame, hatred and poverty on those around me is the path to heaven, as some seem to act as if they believe, then I'd be in the wrong place.
I'm not perfect. I have my huge list of "sins", of issues, of poor behavior and thoughts, but I want to believe in a world where love triumphs. Probably means I'm naive and immature.... but, down deep, don't we all want to believe that if we are good Santa will bring us what we really want?
Never did get that darn pony!