The Work of Now calls for Community Creating the Processes for Our Becoming Intentional People of Earth

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The Work of Now calls for Community Creating the Processes for Our Becoming Intentional People of Earth

These are not ordinary times… rather, times of great hazard to life, to humankind…  metanoic – think in new ways – times…  

Think in ways that enable us to deal with the issue of diminishing vitality of the life processes of earth, the diminishing of humanness; not from a problem solving perspective, but rather one that seeks to realize the potential in each and every one of us… each and all…  

Ways that reflect the whole of the truth of our living human spiritual beingness… not just our humanness; not just that which a human centered perspective creates.  But rather, that which requires a come from above, life of the whole perspective…  

Ways that move us towards living and working in harmony with the intended ways of living and working of life and love on this earth… purposeful ways that reflect why we are here… our work and role within life – the larger community of life – within which we are members… intentionally, inseparably woven within.  In good and right ways… ways that are good for the community – the whole of life -, right for humanity…  

Ways that require the seeing and understanding made possible through two or more community processing… the seeing and understanding essential to our becoming intentional people of earth.

I AM…

for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them”…

(Authenticity) Being Authentic in Christ.  Seeking to be authentic in Christ, we can expect to experience the beatitudes (MT5:3-12).  Useful to see the beatitudes as not so much a linear list, but rather a cyclical process… and a process of upward unfolding of cycles, as opposed to an event.  Being authentic in Christ is not so much winning the argument as it is having love present in the process… in particular, all-inclusive love – the essence of the Christ process.  If love is not present in the process, love will not be present in the outcomes.

(Vision) The Father’s Command is Everlasting Life (JN12:50)… as in heaven, so also on the earth (MT6:9-13). Awakening ourselves to original intent… to the intended ways of working of love and life on this earth.  Embracing the whole of the truth of our living human spiritual beingness.  Living and working in advancing humanness life nourishing ways.  Creating virtue sourced, essence based, ethically – right and good – working, value adding processes.  Thy will being done on this earth (MT6:10) at this time. 

(Change)  Good and Right. Shifting/changing to thinking the things of God, not the things of men (MT16:23).  Thinking the things of God: Good for the whole, right for the one. Good for the whole of life, right for humankind; good for the whole of humanity, right for the one; good for the community, right for the one… working ethically – in right and good ways.   Reciprocally nourishing processes, e.g., bee pollinating the flower, obtaining nectar for the hive’s wellbeing, flower sustaining its process, reciprocally nourishing other creatures, and life processes… sustaining the meadow, the field.  

Thinking… not the things of men, humankind: human centered (vs. life of the whole centered)… such things as economics, work ethic, stock market, etc.  

Thinking the things of God, we enable our having faith in intent, intended ways of working of life and love on this earth.  Faith in intent such that if we live and work in intended ways we can earn our keep, have meaningful and productive lives.  Ultimately advancing from work ethic, to working ethically – working in right and good ways, advancing humanness, nourishing life ways.

(Ideals)  The Gospel. Ideals, images of the ideal… the gospel given by Christ.  Looking to the gospel, the teachings of Christ. Seeking to understand and embrace the four “Thou Shalls” – the all-inclusive love – Christ lifted up… the two of the previous* – the going forward essence of the Old Testament – and the two Christ added*… the four “Thou Shalls” emerging as all-inclusive love.

*The two of the previous:  Love the Lord your God…; and Love thy neighbor… And the two Christ added:  Love one another as I have loved you; and Love thy enemy.

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