Our study group has been reading the book of Revelations. We are taught to be afraid of this book but we are seeing the unveiling of Jesus Christ as we read it. Christ lovingly shares with each church her strengths and weakness. He never disavows the church because of her shortcomings but consistently displays his love. He admonishes her to have a spiritual mindset to mature, exhorting, ‘he that hath an ear let him hear’.
As we pray and meditate, to have that ear, we renew our minds. As we listen and practice Christ’s teachings, we awaken, we mature. There are so many distractions in our daily lives. We can easily become disheartened when life becomes challenging. By following the path of Christ, we can ascend above the limits of our thoughts. We are the ‘Body of Christ’. This is a powerful revelation upon which to ascend.
“In Jesus, the mystery and hidden secrets of God were made known. In other words, Jesus was not just a teacher or faith healer, or even a gifted prophet. He is the embodiment of God with a capital “G”-a God who, unlike pagan deities, was a God of infinite power. Jesus, the New Testament maintains, is the incarnation of the fullness of God. His followers become part of the ‘Body of Christ,’ which means we become “embodiments of God” as well.” (The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, pg 48)