Jesus’ Passion is a guide and support for us as we individually traverse our own lives. Jesus is there in spirit to help each who reaches for him to help guide in times of trials and tribulations. He’s about helping those who’ve reached their reckoning, when sins and failings have done their damage and there’s no place left to go.
He offers strength to stand trial, to be justly convicted, …
to face it, own it, to absorb our own sins.
To finally understand it from the outside looking in.
Shattering our egos.
Dying on the cross of our own making.
The Glorious News is that once you’ve done it,
the promised rebirth happens, and you awaken a new person.
Your history is still yours, but your direction, attitude and understanding is deeper. You find yourself with tools to handle the day to day you never imagined were in you. You finally appreciate your’s is a universal struggle, just as with your parents and their parents and all others.
not about brainwashing or absolutism, or self-delusion,
not about driving an agenda and gaining power,
not a bludgeon of judgement,
no end of the world,
no heaven or hell.
Just a guiding support for those who choose to believe.
Jesus certainly isn’t ruler of our eternal physical universe, nor our mother planet, Earth.
Jesus is a divine being of our own global societal mind,
it’s a beautiful thing, but that’s as far as his reach goes.
Not a Universal Truth, Jesus and the Abrahamic Faiths are Personal Truths, nothing more.
What about Science?
That’s a human tool for understanding the physical world we were born out of and will die back into.
It’s a tool for keeping humans honest* in a way religions are incapable of.
PS. We need each other to keep ourselves honest.