What Jesus means to me

Hey at least I aint talkin about God this time and don’t blame Me, someone else got me thinkin on it and I want to try and explain a little.

Jesus was a philosopher beyond his time and lived much of his adult life as the very Definition of a Humanitarian. I don’t go so much for all the mysticsm surrounding him though.

Maybe he had some tricks maybe not, my thoughts on that are irrelevant to this post so won’t get into that. The philospher not the “Messiah” is what I’m focusing on here.

One main quote of his sticks with me and I find it exists, in essence in almost every Religion on Earth.

John 14:6
King James Version (KJV)

” Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Many take that literally, as if Jesus is some cosmic doorman and you don’t get into Heaven if your not on his guest list. There are also those that  seem to be trying to  slip a proverbial ‘fifty’ in his palm too.

I take this line as a metaphor used to explain a philosophy.

Truth is nothing New, even deep spiritual Truth existed as far back as the first woman or man to look at the sky and simply ask “whats it all about?”

The Life, well if your reading this your most likely Alive, but I take The Life he mentions in that line as, a Life lived in the pursuit and understandng of the aforementioned Truth.

I don’t need a dead guy to show me these things, if Jesus really is out and about in some ethereal form lending people a hand, he’s pretty busy already and I don’t want to be a bother. I can have a life in which I seek truth without his direct assistance.

I see the Truth everywhere already, I don’t always recognize it, but it’s there and no amount of asking Jesus to Save me is going to make a difference in my ability to see it if I am too stubborn to accept what I see.

Many so-called “Saved” are blind as one eyed bats anyway. They see nothing beyond whats written in their little Holy Book. That is Not the Life Jesus meant, at least not from what I’ve read in that little Holy Book.

It’s too narrow a view, too confined to the image of a world that hasn’t existed in over two thousand years. I’m not saying it’s all Bad, it’s just that you can’t view the world Today thru the eyes of an ancient society who’s members would die of Shock if you dropped them in Times Square on a saturday night.

Besides, Jesus taught a New Way of thinking and living. He re-defined the original Holy Books that the Jews had lived by for centuries. Jesus was all about having a progressive way of thinking.

The Truth and Life I see in Jesus’s words is a life of progressive understanding. A life lived with your inner eye open and your heart listening for something only it can hear.

I don’t need Religion for that and looking for some guy who may or may not exist in some spiritual form is a waste of time. The Truth is out there, you just have to accept that it may not look like what you think it should.

I see the Truth and the Life in the eyes of my baby girl, wanting to know Everything there is to know, even though she can’t even talk yet.

I see Jesus in the woman that stops to hand the homeless man a dollar with a smile, just because she cares, no other reason no reward, she just cares.

Jesus is alive in everyone to some degree, maybe not in the sense of an actual being living in our hearts. But definatly in the sense that all of us are at least Capable of caring, giving , loving and making sacrifices for others without thinking “what’s in it for me?”

 

 

 

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11 responses to “What Jesus means to me”

  1. Michael Hulshof-Schmidt says :

    Nice approach, seeing him as a philosopher.

    • William says :

      Thank you 🙂

      Seems fitting to me and opens up a new way of looking at it for some. Seeing him as an intelligent and compassionate man instead of some demi-god makes him easier to relate too,

      Had the Church done that from the beginning maybe myself and others wouldn’t have so much Against organized Religion.

      A little humility and unconditional compassion can go a very long way

  2. pjgracecommunity says :

    I agree on the view of jesus what an amazing man, obviously he is more than a man, but he take on a element of everything we hear see and read that why you said and the bible says the least we do for anyone we do it for him , great post.

  3. suzzymilkmaid says :

    A life lived with your inner eye open and your heart listening for something only it can hear.

    Some of us live life on this level and feel the presence of Jesus in everyone and everything we do.

    • William says :

      What gets me in a lot of arguments and a major reason I don’t do the Christian thing is an insistence that I am Wrong for seeing the essence of Jesus the Example instead of Jesus the actual Person.

      The effect is the same, I see what others see, it just doesn’t have a face on it for me.

      Would love to actually meet him and ask His opinion on it.

      That and about 6,000 other questions … lol

  4. happinessisnotadisease says :

    You’ve stated some great points here. What’s actually great about Jesus is if you remove the miracles stated in the bible, he’s just like any other human – only a thousand times better than the rest of us. That alone, even without the miracles, makes it so hard to believe in Him because we’re so used to people doing things they’d rather not experience to other people. It’s so hard to believe a man that good existed, and yet I think we all want to be like Him. Maybe. Not if it’s possible that a person is really born evil, though. I’m not sure if that is really possible. But then again it probably is.

    Ah questions. I often tell myself to dream about Jesus before I sleep. What happens is a roller-coaster ride of one senseless imagery to the next – but no Jesus for the past 15 years.

    • William says :

      Thankx 🙂

      read awhile back and need to get a new copy of “The Jefferson Bible”

      Thomas Jefferson took out all the mysticism and compiled just the Moral and Life stories of Jesus from the Bible. It’s rather interesting.

      Backwards naked on a peyote trip is how I sometimes describe my roller coaster-ride thru the sub-conscious when I ponder the really Big questions .. lol

      • happinessisnotadisease says :

        Hahaha! I know! But a point always comes where I just have to stop pondering because I might finally fall in that trippy ride. Especially when I hit the concept of nothing/what if everything stops to exist. That’s what I personally call “The I Dare Not Stay For More Than 5 Seconds” place in my trips. Wee ooo

  5. Mezm says :

    The only way to have your true interpretation of Jesus is by reading about him. Churches give a distorted view of who he really was. There are some religious people who haven’t even read the new testament. I’m sure there is more interesting stuff written about him that we may never read.

    • William says :

      Thank you for the thoughts.

      Something I would love to see is a nice detailed Biography of the man himself, drawing from a variety of sources instead of just the Bible.

      Something more about who he was, what he taught and what he was trying to do from a historical point of view instead of the Lord and Savior angle.

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