Feet Only?

  • Holger 

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

“Never shall You wash my feet!” Peter told Him. Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.”

“Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not only my feet, but my hands and my head as well!”…
John 13:8

It takes a little effort to “realize now what I AM doing”…

All of Life appears in your own AWARENESS.

You relate to your AWARENESS as “I am…”

As “man” we are entangled in half-truths, in incomplete answers, in idols, in mental pictures.


Jesus told him, “Whoever has already bathed needs only to wash his feet, and he will be completely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.”

What? Where is he going with that?

How does all of that relate to me right here and now?

Who is Jesus? … our pattern for salvation.

What do feet stand for?

“Wake up, O sleeper, rise up from the dead”
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That’s you…
… the spiritually dead one.

There is more than hope to be awake, here and now.

Who wants to be dead?
What keeps you in the dark?

Can you find answers in a book?
Or do you walk through life on your own understanding?

“Who do you say I am?”

“Seek ye first the kingdom…”

 
 

Ah, on page 345 it says bla bla bla.
Now I am saved…

We have so many millions of copies of the Bible in circulations, and yet even people who find comfort in calling themselves Christians cannot explain scripture?

 

The Bible is most wonderful and powerful, here and now; not as a pain-killer to escape our current suffering; but for us to dig below the surface and to relate its symbology and old language to our living, feeling, breathing here and now.

God is Love!
Then what is seemingly distracting me, right now, to be in the Presence of Love?

What is more important than to remove the veil, the filter, the lens that dims or distorts the Light of Love?

What is more real than what I think?


  1. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that is illuminated becomes a light itself. So it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,…

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