“know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Truth is that which never changes!
Truth is not a cluster of concepts.
Truth is not a set of human conduct or noble aims.
And amazingly, it is not “you” — as person — who is doing anything; it is the truth that sets you free!
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
The Word is not human words.
Language’s words are pointers, like street signs, for your attention to follow.
Our knowing happens not in the convoluted surface mind, but in the depth of your own Being; in the vast silence or gap between words.
The one Son given to us, the Prince of Peace, the counselor, is our own inner Being, Awareness.
one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7Now to each one of us grace has been given according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Our brain, our mind operates within the limitations of “this world”.
Our own person is a set of beliefs, assumptions and memories we entertain as reality.
Prayer and meditation is our way to bypass the limited understanding, the “this world” our brain is rendering.
“My kingdom” is eternally here and now; “this world” is a projection in the mind.
“I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.…”
“Truth is simple, but the seeker is complex”.
The Truth is our true nature, it is always available, it always cares for us.
The Bible is like training wheels for grown ups to rediscover again our core of Being, of Life, Love; most intimate and relevant.
“Be still, and know that I am God;”
God, Father, truth, life…
It is easy to feel overwhelmed or intimidated by words.
Keep in mind and confirm in your heart that God IS Love.
Blame, shame, guilt, fear, doubt, pride, expectations… all of that pertains only to “this world” where we entertain a separate-self as our identity.
“My kingdom is not of this world.”
The Bible is a spiritual message, re-introducing us to God, the cause of the phenomena of life.
“This world” is what we see through the eyes of conditioning; it is always changing; there is no permanence in what we see, hear, taste, touch, smell, feel, perceive, think… “This world” is restricted to the capacity of our brain and the nature of our mind.
“My kingdom” is using words — as a concession to the ignorant mind — to guide our attention back to its natural abiding place.
The whole things is amazingly beautiful!