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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Thoughts on Original Plans

John Duns Scotus said that Christ was Plan A from the very beginning, and that Christ came from God's perfect love and perfect and absolute freedom. Richard Rohr said that The Great Mystery could not be a mere mop-up exercise after folks messed up. I hope you will read Richard Rohr's daily mediation of 2 days ago on this topic:  

One of the things that grabbed my attention in that mediation is this: 
Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity; 
Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God.

As I look at my life, the life of others and the history and current affairs here on earth, I definitely see the need for attitude adjustment. It occurs to me that re-reading the Gospels with this in mind, we might discover a new Gospel that speaks to us more directly. We might find a coherent study in how we can live more fully in relationship with The Presence.  

In what ways does Jesus talk to us about changing our minds about God? 

This leads me to some other questions. In what ways do we need to change our minds about God? Do we know God as a loving Presence that is with us always, speaks to us, listens to us? Do we fear God and imagine God far away and sometimes violent? Can we understand God of the cosmos, can we comprehend the Cosmic Christ, can we find an expanded idea of God in the new physics, or do we need myths to protect us? Are we willing to change our minds about God? 

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