One hundred and eighty three times Jesus was asked a question. He only directly answered three. What if Jesus’ message was hidden and most everyone is missing it? What if his message was for all religions… all people… and we are so caught up in what we want to believe, we are missing the deepest part of his life? What if organized religion has distorted his message, in order to self promote? I like answers. Daily I ask questions of the people I work with and I want them to give me definitive answers. Maybe Jesus wanted us to think for ourselves. It’s easy to follow rules that are written down. It is much harder to search your heart, for guidance from the spirit. It’s easy when someone says “do it this way”. It’s harder if they say be creative and figure it out. When someone gives us answers we feel secure. We don’t have to worry about being wrong. “you told me to do it that way”. However, when Jesus taught in parables. When he avoided answering questions… it leaves it open to interpretation. Maybe he wanted each of us to figure out who we are… and what is important, in our hearts. Maybe he wanted to make sure we didn’t hold a bunch of rules over the heads of others, in order to make ourselves feel superior. Maybe the only thing that matters is the most important question he answered. “Love me with all your heart… Love others the same.” Could it be that simple? I think so! Galatians 5:13-15
I Love You!