By Sharon St Joan
The message of Jesus Christ has little to do with some aspects of modern-day Christianity. His was a message of love and peace.
This extended to animals. In the final days of his life, he freed the doves in the temple from the cages where they were trapped, waiting to be sacrificed during a “religious” ritual.
He never established a church or set up a religion. Instead, he healed the sick and raised the dead. He didn’t advocate one religion over another. Instead, he said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions.”
He treated women as equals and — to the astonishment of some — had conversations with women even when they were alone. Those who remained faithful to him at the end – who stood at the foot of the cross and attended his grave were his mother and Mary Magdalen.
He taught us not to judge others, saying “Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone.”
In modern times, many who are disillusioned with the hypocrisy of some who call themselves “Christians”, tend to dismiss the goodness, truth and life essence of spiritual reality. They retreat into a bubble that restricts their awareness to a materialistic, physical level – with no God, no spiritual awareness, and no eternal truth.
The truth of Jesus Christ is the same transcendental truth that lies at the heart of every spiritual path.
It manifests as kindness, peace, and love.
© Copyright, Sharon St Joan, 2022