I was having coffee with some friends here in Lithuania and I was talking about recording my blog posts as videos. One of my friends was saying videos are popular, not because people are too lazy to read but because they are easier to consume. I agree. Then we were talking about people’s beliefs and opinions. Out of my mouth came, “If Jesus were alive he would be on YouTube.” I am sure he would be.
He was a man born before his time. His teachings are much more in alignment with contemporary spirituality and I doubt we would have crucified him, although sometimes when I watch the news I wonder! Would Jesus decide to burn the Koran? Or would he find wisdom in all spiritual book?
How could anyone who claims to follow the teachings of Jesus preach hate? How can followers of a man who taught only love judge terrorists, homosexuals, or anyone else for that matter? That is something beyond my understanding.
Angels, God, Jesus are all about love. Where in the definition of love is there any room for judgment? I am half way around the world watching how the world stage reacts to some “Christian’ minister in Florida preach decide to burn the Koran on September 11. It did get him a lot of press and maybe that matters more than his spiritual alignment. How is burning this book a statement to anyone of anything other than disrespect?
Who defines sin? Certainly not God, at least not the God of my understanding. My God loves all of creation even people like Hitler and ministers who preach hate. I must admit I have a hard time emulating that love when I see others judge so vehemently.
Every day I pray to release all judgments and to see the world through the eyes of love. The gift of life is there are so many opportunities for me to do that, for me to see judgment and return love instead. Some days it just takes more practice and fortitude to do that.
I pray that, just for today, I can love even those so foolish as to call themselves Christians and then burn someone else’s holy book. How are terrorists created? With loving thoughts or fear based thoughts of judgment and hate?
Before you judge, you might want to think about what kind of world your thoughts are creating! After this little hissy fit I will spend sometime praying and sending love. I will write a letter of appreciation for the contrast others judgment creates so I have another opportunity to choose love instead!
With love and aloha,
Angels are everywhere just open your mind and your heart to the signs.
Make Angels on Your Shoulder part of your daily routine and share it with a friend!