Faith

The Power of a Man’s Healing Hands

Like every year on Easter Sunday morning I went to church.

The white mantle was on our empty cross as a symbol of Jesus’ Resurrection.

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No longer was Christ crucified but, in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

His time on the face of Earth had passed, he no longer would be among humans to heal not only their bodies, but their souls.

Jesus was a healer.  He repaired and restored the lives of others changing them along the way.

As a man he lived on principle and died due to those same principles.  His message was filled with compassion, love, social justice and among everything else diversity.  His words were those of an open mind and heart.

If I wouldn’t believe this, I wouldn’t even bother to visit a church.

However I ask myself, where exactly have some of us taken a U-turn and changed all of his teachings into hatred for those who do not share our own views or beliefs.  Just as an example, why do we need to attack those who proclaim that they are atheists?  Don’t you think Jesus would have spoken to them, listened carefully trying to get through to them, and just making them think about what they believe in?

Are atheists are enemies?

Bill Gates is a proclaimed atheist, one of the richest man on this planet, but has one of the most generous souls I have ever heard of.  He’s donated over 70 million dollars to charity.  He’s made a difference in the lives of many, taking social justice to another level.

Are homosexuals are enemies?

Being a heterosexual or homosexual is all about sexual preferences.  Some of us are honest to the core and just admit what they want or don’t want.  I’m not sure we really need to become judges on this particular point, we just need to accept people for who they are, not how they like to do things in a sexual perspective.

Did Jesus proclaim us judges of character of others?  I don’t think so, we should take a look at ourselves before we begin throwing rocks at others.  Didn’t Jesus teach us this lesson, when he extended his healing hands to others no matter what they did or didn’t do.

When did we stop emulating Jesus as healers and become destroyers?

Where is our compassion?

Why cant the Easter message be one of love and kindness to one another?

Why are we nauseated just thinking in diversity?

Today we joked as we had lunch and one of my sons told me,

“Mom if Satan really exists, he’s probably incarnated in those who are full of hatred towards anyone who is different even if they have a cross and a bible in their hands.”

When is it going to stop?

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Probably the day we stand strong and say, STOP!

Stop talking about hatred,

Stop being narrow-minded,

Stop speaking about non-acceptance to others,

Stop making fun of others because they are different,

and above anything else just stop using Jesus’ teaching to attack others.

So my dear friends, just raise your voice and stop hatred! Let us embrace our faith through our Lord’s true perspective.  One of love, compassion and kindness and maybe then we can also become the healers of the broken society that surrounds us making a difference in our world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith

Passover and Indiana Jones: What do they have in common?

file0001450291982 (1)Almost everyone has asked themselves in one or another moment in their lives, where is Heaven or does it even exist?

Close your eyes and repeat Heaven and God knows what things will come into your thoughts.

Personally speaking, when I do this exercise and think about Heaven in the dark realms of closed eyes I envision a beautiful closed gate.  The gate’s embellishments are in pure gold and its surrounded by fluffy white clouds with strips of lights surrounding it.

If I could control my thoughts maybe I would open the gates instead of closing them.

Probably it has to do with being a Heaven a place for good people, and since most of us aren’t as good as we should be…..  I really can’t figure that one out.

Now, now, I’m not talking from a Presbyterian perspective, but from the Plain Jane kind of thing.  It’s about our notions as human beings, almost everyone thinks about life after life and where it happens.

Maybe it’s because we don’t want to deal with the concept of death.  Having to face that someday it will be over, done with.

All of us do our fair share of soul-searching through editorials, blogging, comments, readings, conversations of any other thing that fancies us.

There’s just a twist about it, if we’re not careful we can end up caught up in the journey.  For some that will be more than fine, for others not so.  It all depends what we’re searching for.

When I think about the Holy Grail,  Indiana Jones comes lurking into my thoughts, sorry about that!

Indy and his Dad spent most of their lives searching for the passion of discovery of the spiritual twined with adventure and a bit of love along the way.

Like every Sunday when I get to church I always take a minute to look around me and tune in with what’s happening around me, so my reflections can help me grow and learn in the places where it’s needed.

All the people who were there, are in the path of self-discovery.  All look for the Holy Grail in a sense.  They want to know, feel and make part of their lives what will life be after life.  (If that’s even possible!)

Passover is almost over and as it’s epitome comes around with Christ’s passion going on, I can only wonder what this week is really about?

Coming to the conclusion that we can’t let the Indy Syndrome get to us.  We need to accept and face the simple things of Passover.

Setting it aside as a time for reflection.

A time where Christians come together in one spirit, looking for our common Holy Grail, and trying to glimpse a place where things will be better and we will meet our loved ones once again.

So you see, my dear friends, Passover is nothing but a frame of thought where people who have believed move forward together in a path of self discovery that may surprise more than one of us.

We just have to believe.