Jesus

Question: Is Jesus Lord and Savior?

Lord-a person that has control, power and authority over others.
Savior-someone who saves something or someone from harm.

Why does the spiritual seeker seek? What is the question that burns in the mind of every spiritual seeker-“Can I have a consistent peace in spite of whatever is going on in this body, whatever thoughts pass through the mind? Is it possible to have a body and mind, yet not follow anger, fear, jealousy, pride, etc.? Can I be completely in it, but not of it? Can I completely die to any attachment to the “me” and its endless suffering?” Does Jesus help you do this? Jesus said himself, “Those who lose their life will gain it.”

Do you still hold value in “my life,” my family, my position, my job, my bank account, my beliefs, my expectations and standards, my likes and dislikes, my pleasures and pains, my demands, and my church? A few moments of watching the news and it becomes evident that this sense of “mine” does extraordinary harm. If you watch your daily life, you can feel the subtle fear and aggression to preserve, when you think about the loss or violation of “mine-” my stuff, my money, my body and health, my kids, my home, my job, etc.

Identification with this “me” along with identification with body responses is the cause for suffering. Does Jesus save you from this harm of identification? Are you willing to die for it? Not physically, but completely lose the life of the “me?” This is the core of Jesus’s message-repent. The origin of repent means to “turn away.” Turn away from what? The sense that “I am an individual with individual thought patterns that matter.” Are you willing to give complete power and control over to Jesus’s message of death and so come in contact with the Lord?

Surely, someone who has not just conceptually; but actually turned away and experienced their own dissolution has been saved from the illusory “me” and its mischief. Yes, Jesus’s message saves those who are willing to turn away (repent) and allow this false-self to wither and starve. How? PRAY FOR A DEATH OF THE “ME”. Who does that besides the most intense devotee? Narrow is the gate.

16 thoughts on “Jesus

  1. Nice writing. You are a good thinker. Maybe the ‘me’ that must die is the ‘I-want-to-be-God me’ and maybe the ‘me’ that Christ saves and breathes life into is the ‘Made-in-God’s-likeness me’ which is totally loved and cherished by Christ. Blessings on you as you journey.

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      1. thia licona hallo! I thought your next post sounded interesting so I’ve just searched the web for it but I could not find it. Can you please advise where to find it?

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      2. Ah! Here is the reason why you cannot find it: I should have written, my next book not post.
        Anyhow, I am in the process of publishing that book, Dying In The Present Living In Eternity. I have not decided yet how am I to publish it because I do not want to sell it.I want to offer it for free and voluntary donation. I am new at publishing and having a time figuring things out.
        Here are my main blogs if you care to visit. I might start publishing chapter by chapter. I’ll see. 🙂
        https://thiasjournal.wordpress.com/
        https://inspirationalbythia.wordpress.com/

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  2. For me, repent means surrender into doing good as Jesus taught us to do good. In other words, turning away from my insistence in doing things according to what I want and turning towards just behaving in the way that is clearly good and loving. And I believe that when anyone does that for even a moment they have truly become someone whose “individual thought patterns matter.” Someone who has repented, during the time that they maintain that surrender to doing the Lord’s loving work, can help a lot of people in many ways.

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  3. These thoughts you have shared are wonderful! There is grace in your message. I give thanks for the read. The truth of it was immanent to my mind. Peace.

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  4. I’m so happy that you visited my blog as it led me to yours. This is well written and thought provoking. I had an experience of turning away from “me” as I went on a mission trip with teens to rural Guatemala. Coming face to face with extreme poverty makes you lose your ego very quickly. The most amazing part was witnessing joy and faith in a desperate situation.

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