In Matthew 6:22, in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us that the light of the body is our eyes and if our eyes are healthy or loving and see only good, our whole body is filled with light and love. He goes on to say that if our eyes see error and fear, then the whole body is filled with darkness and error.
The conversation here centers around our spiritual vision and what we see as we look into our lives and how we expect it to unfold. Hope is a state of being that looks at the future with love, anticipation of good, peace, security, harmony, and plenty. This is a knowing that God is, we are, and all is well. We are children of a loving Father. This implies that we look into the unknown and know it holds only good for us, it is secure, and we are led safely forward as we continue our journey on the path of life. We are conscious that we are created in the image and likeness of the creator of all life and as such, we are provided for and loved. This is the definition of the “love state of being” that is our natural state of being.
The other state of being that our vision of the unknown can be focused on is anxiety, fear, dread, and the accompanying anticipation of lack, danger, disease, loss, loneliness, harm and not being good enough. This anticipation of darkness is the fruits of the ego that has been running the world we find ourselves growing up in and adapting to its teachings.
This over coming of the fear state of being and implanting of the love state of being is the teaching of our master teacher Jesus that lays out the steps to regaining our Garden of Eden consciousness and awareness. This is the whole message behind the suggestion to “Choose Only Love.”
This Sunday we will investigate, in a rather informal way, the things we know we know, the things we know we don’t now, and most importantly, the things we don’t know that we don’t know and how to approach those things that we don’t know with love, trust, and an expectation of love.
We look forward to entering the domain of creation with you as we explore embracing the unknown with love and positive expectation in this season of joy and rebirth. See you on Sunday.
Rev. Robert Test