When Neale Donald Walsch posted Candy Chand's "Christ Was Love" story at beliefnet this past month we were right away struck by the fact that he was promoting a story in which the supposed-to-be-heartwarming-message is that Christ WAS Love.
Was. Used to be. Not any more, man.
And this of course makes sense, for so many Christians have the idea that the term Christ refers to one historical figure. This is the basic idea to which they cling and fall back upon when the going gets tough.
Christ WAS love, and in the future, when we finally get away from This wretched Here Now, Christ WILL BE Love.
But Not Now. Not Here Now. Come on...
We wonder what ever happened to the idea of the Christ within each of us? The idea of Christ as a basic "spirit", accessible to us all in any and every Given moment of a LifeTime.
Given moment. Notice this. Gift. The Time of One's Life is a Gift. You knew this.
So, what ever happened to the idea that Christ Is Love, Here Now, in the Opportunity of an apparent Problem?
Yes, we noticed when Mr. Walsch got all warm and fuzzy about a story saying Christ WAS Love.
Y'know, Mr. Walsch and Ms. Chand, the Spirit of Christ IS Love.
The Spirit of Christ available to you and each of us Here Now is Understanding as well. Compassion, a Peaceful Approach.
(This Peace is based in a Peace that passes all understanding mind you, so don't look for human explanations that will allow the Golden Rule to, um, rule. This is where Faith comes in. Faith that is not underscored by doubt and fear, this is. Absoulute Faith.)
And the Spirit of Christ is Kindness, dear fellow writers.
The Spirit of Christ Listens, Smiles, and Blesses God's Fellow Children. The Spirit of Christ does not judge and insist upon righteous punishment.
The Spirit of Christ has little concern for the effect another can have on one's "credibility" among mortals.
Oh, ye of relative Faith... ;^)
Best of Now, always,
Greg and Alice the Canine Messiah