At our recent wisdom writers dialogue, we began realizing that the seeing of truth – as we read the John gospel, seeking a here and unfolding now perspective, organized with the living philosophy of potential – challenges our current ways of thinking and doing… and makes the path forward much “larger” than has been seen in the past. Larger, in the sense of what it demands of us as we embrace the truth of Christ’s intent in his actualizing the teachings and process.
After explaining the intended teaching behind the washing of the feet, he said, “If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.” We realized that he spoke of the whole of what he left for us, intended for us – Christ’s whole, complete, perfected teaching and process – not merely the event in time which had just taken place… all for now, Sandra
Good morning Sandra…
Reflecting a bit on the unfolding realization at your recent dialogue, brings to mind “Now is the time for moving towards wholeness, away from that which divides;” and Patricia’s “It ain’t personal until it’s personal.”
The essential character of truth is wholeness, and its pattern is not reductionist, but rather becoming more whole, increased in depth, more inclusive. A pattern that becomes seeable as we seek to see and embrace a particular truth. Pretty obvious in the particular Thou shall love…, and in the systemic working of the four Thou shall loves… all of which of course operate within the wholeness that love, the love of the Source entering through us, creates and sustains within ourselves, within the whole of life. And so, as our hunger – as a person, as a community – develops, becomes more intentional, more at one with the Source, the process of wholeness becomes more and more real… almost overwhelmingly real at times… thus the need for putting our faith in intent… faith in intent enabling an ongoing reconciling of where we are and where embracing truth is seeking to take us… all for now, Terry
Terry P. Anderson & Sandra Maslow Smith