“The message of the crucifixion is perfectly clear: Teach only love, for that is what you are.” — A Course in Miracles
The crucifixion was a call for peace that many of us are unable to recognize. Jesus taught us that even the most extreme example of assault did not justify a response of anger, hatred or fear. His message showed us that how we react reflects what we believe, and what we believe, we teach. He asked that we believe with him so that we will teach as he did.
The crucifixion of Jesus is considered one of the most signficant events in the history of the world. Mel Gibson’s 2004 movie, Passion of the Christ attracted people to view the bloody final hours of Jesus’ life in record-breaking numbers. Most of us know the story at least vaguely. Jesus was killed for what he believed in. He died for what he came to teach.
Jesus tells us repeatedly that we each have the capability to learn what he has, to become like him. Yet why is it that we struggle so much with having this same faith in ourselves? Most of us deny this opportunity so strongly that we don’t even try to give its reality a chance. We simply tell ourselves it’s not possible so why even bother. And as we hang onto this belief that we are weak and unable to grow and change, we continue to feed into the anger, fear and hatred that permeates our world.
If it is true that we teach others what we believe in, then we need to consider taking some responsibility for that. We each go about our days spreading our thought systems throughout the world. Take a hard look at what you believe in. Ask yourself if this is a belief that contributes to peace and love in the world. I know how easy it is to shrug ourselves off as insignificant and unable to make a viable contribution. Yet if each one of us strives to follow Jesus’ lead, our world would be far more driven by love and peace that we know it today.
I don’t think it is any coincidence that millions of Americans have been armed with an awareness of the law of attraction over the past few months. What has been brewing in the human potential movement for decades has now created a swell in the masses. There’s a shift in consciousness taking place. We are beginning to become more strongly aware of our own power. With this comes the opportunity to break through the limitations we’ve created for ourselves as we ignite that power. Now that we’ve been shown that we can manifest whatever we think upon, how about we all start adding brotherly love and global peace to the images of abundance that we have now begun to practice?
Happy Easter. May peace be with you.