The Way was perverted into something other than what it was meant to be, simple and easy to remember. Christ Conscientiousness was to love God with all your heart and treat others as your brothers. That’s all, nothing deep or philosophical, just those two key tenets. So simple in fact that it need not be written down, nor signed by the author, Jesus.
It’s a challenging topic to talk about because his name conjures impressions of evangelical, or some form of religious dogma that recruiters use, like by pressure tactics such as; have you been saved? This is why it’s so difficult to cut the message down to the quick and straight to the point: Christ Conscientiousness is a state of being, not a religion.
There’s a good reason that Jesus didn’t author a book, since there was only one thing it would say – love your enemy.
To quote the Bible is cliche but for sure there are excellent examples of how we could enjoy a better life, by improving how we think about other people, by not judging and by showing more compassion. There doesn’t need to be a life-altering character shift, just an atonement of attitude and behaviour. Every aggravating situation is another opportunity to act correctly, every interaction, every thought and every word, is a new chance to get it right.
Lucky for me that I was able to admit to myself that I love Jesus, just for showing us “The Way” and I am forever thankful that I was able to recognize my constant need to appreciate his legacy. It gives me joy and makes me happy, so that ‘way of thinking” replaced any dark thoughts.
A Course in Miracles has helped me enormously, I will never be able to recommend ACIM enough, for me it made a big difference. Also, the name “Foundation for Inner Peace” was something everyone wants to join.
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