What does the life-force stimulate within you?
Luke 19:10 “The Human One came to seek and save the lost.” (CEB)
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]
Some Thoughts Arising from Luke 19:10
The Human Being (‘son of man’) archetype touches our deep human desire to survive death. The general (Jewish-Christian) theological conviction is that we need a Messiah, a savior. Yeshua’s experience of being called in the name of God (perhaps), who seeks intimacy with human beings, suggested another approach. We are lost when we chase after God / gods ‘out there,’ external ‘beings’ who will ultimately ‘fix’ it for us. We are lost when we demonize others who are chasing after other (different) kinds of God / gods ‘out there’ because, if their God / gods is/are powerful, then maybe my God is not as godly as I want to believe. In many ways, it is not even God / gods that many people want to preserve, it is heaven – assurance that I will not really die but, instead, go to some ‘everlasting’ place of bliss where my whole being will be preserved intact, along with all my loved ones (including my dogs and/or cats).
The Human Being in Yeshua reaches out to the Human Being in me (and you), inviting us to lay down our fears and restlessness about life and death concerns, so that we can become whole, wholly alive here and now, enjoying abundant life. Such a radical transformation can only happen in the deepest interiority — in that place within where our shadow interacts with our best and brightest character assets. Redeem the inner me (and the inner you) and the outer world is transformed. That is grace, mercy, salvation, redemption, eternal life. That is the dynamic field (life-force) that stimulates and empowers the God-process within.