December 25, 2009
These days many people around the world celebrate the 2009th anniversary of the birthday of one of mankinds most well-known personalities in the field of religion: Jesus Christ.
I myself am not the most devout of believers in Christianity, but I definitely enjoy the festivities and the energy people devote to having a harmonic and peaceful time with their family and friends. Not all succeed of course, but the idea is the important point! Some even are more generous and more of us give the gift of kindness than at other times throughout the year.
So when I found this text from Rob Breszny's book it struck a chord with me and I would like to share it with everybody out there, Christian, Muslim or Hindu, Atheist, Agnostic or Eclecticist, Baha'i or Buddhist, Jew or Jain...
Some Christians might be shocked to learn that Jesus Christ is one of the Main High Magicians in the Beauty and Truth Lab's pantheon of deities and avatars.
They may believe that people like us -- Goddess-worshiping tantric Sufi Qabalist pagans who hang around with Zen trickster witches and espouse a socialist libertarian political philosophy -- couldn't possibly have an intimate and vivid relationship with the cosmic hero they claim to own. They act as if they have commandeered the trademark of one of the smartest wild men in history.
But many of us do have an intimate and vivid relationship with Jesus Christ. How could we not? He was a champion of women's rights, an antidote to the established and corrupt political order, and a radical spiritual activist who worked outside religious institutions.
The dude owned nothing and was a passionate advocate for the poor and underprivileged. He was uncompromisingly opposed to violence and war. Besides that, he was a master of love and he devoted his life to serving the Divine Intelligence. He even went so far as to say, "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you, and give away all your possessions."
I want to be like Jesus Christ when I grow up!
In the spirit of this idea I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas! Be good to your fellow beings and smile because you are alive :)