Yeshua’s Way

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When choosing, what way do you follow?

Galatians 5:1, 5-6, 13-14          1 Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don’t submit to the bondage of slavery again. …  We eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness [justice] through the Spirit by faith. Being circumcised or not being circumcised doesn’t matter in Christ Jesus, but faith working through love does matter.  … 13 You were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only don’t let this freedom be an opportunity to indulge your selfish impulses, but serve each other through love. 14 All the Law has been fulfilled in a single statement: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Reflections

Not circumcision
not uncircumcision
not belief
not lack of beliefs
not legalistic systems of
“do this” “don’t do that”
not religious systems of
this is the “only way to heaven”
These are not what Yeshua is about!

Yeshua is about a Way
infused with God’s insistence
grounded in a calling in the name of God

Yeshua is about a Way
of living
of faithing

Yeshua is about a Way
established in love
based on compassion

Yeshua is about a Way
toward the other
toward to world

Yeshua’s Way is
leaven in the loaf
salt of the earth

Yeshua’s Way is
a remembrance of child-like openness
the promise of mature togetherness

Yeshua’s Way is
me seeking meaning for my life
the community of faithing at work in the world

Yeshua’s Way is
neighboliness as the normalcy of civilization
a foretaste of the Commonwealth of Peace and Justice

No, the Way lived and taught by Yeshua
is not about
constrictions
limitations
narrow-mindedness
moral purity
religion
getting to heaven

Yes, the Way lived and taught by Yeshua
is about
freedom
choosing
open-mindedness
compassionate solidarity
religion without religion
abundant life NOW!

Choosing to follow Yeshua’s Way
means  being fully present to the now
awakening each day ‘in the meantime’
the ‘in-betweem times’
living perpetually in Holy Thursday
the knife-edge between memory and promise
the tension between cross and resurrection
the balance between anguish and hope

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