Out There or In Here

Mark 13:24-26         
24 “In those days, after the suffering of that time, the sun will become dark, and the moon won’t give its light. 25 The stars will fall from the sky, and the planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken. 26 Then they will see the Human One[a] coming in the clouds with great power and splendor. 27 Then he will send the angels and gather together his chosen people from the four corners of the earth, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven.  
 [Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

When inner transformation happens, it is as if the entire universe is brought to its knees. Pain and suffering seems universal. Such transformation truly shakes up “the powers in the heavens.” While seeking the Messiah (an external force that will rescue me) I encounter, instead, Humanity’s Child who at first seems to be a rather murky, unclear figure ‘out there.’ Perhaps just a disguise for the Messiah. Upon closer examination, however, Humanity’s Child is not ‘out there; instead, ‘in here.’ The Humanity’s Child  becomes my capacity to decide for the God-process in me, the messianic possibility that is there for all of us. When this new consciousness unveils itself, it is as if angels in the heavens and the winds of the earth are all aligned and fig trees bear fruit. God is now near, the nearness of ‘within.’


It is like going on a photographic adventure, hoping to get some frame-able photos for your art gallery. If you don’t stay alert, you may miss the best shots. Miss the best shots and your Self does not develop.

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