I have just one question


Smells and odours (or scents and perfumes) are linked to something that bypasses conscious thought. That take my brain straight to a good or bad memory. And take my brain chemicals straight to a happy or sad place. And I feel physical hurt or physical joy.

Newly cut grass is joy. The scent of lilies – always funerals.

I think I mentioned before that there are certain words and phrases that also seem to live and breathe … have a personality … have a scent and perfume … an odour of their own. And just like odours, link to hurt or joy.

“In the physical”

Always that is an immediate pain inside. Something of that phrase causes God Soft Hands Jesus hurt, and that hurts me as well. When He hurts, I hurt.

Being indwelt? Just another day living together.

”I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live forever.” John 6:51-58

How can “we” so easily read verses like this in church (as we good saved folk will do today), nod our heads in agreement that “they did not get it” – not like “we get it”. Enjoy another hymn, pray another prayer, shake a few hands and smile a few smiles, carry on believing we “get it” don’t we … carry on “saving those who don’t yet get it”.

What I don’t get?

“In the physical” is the exact same to me (and seemingly GSHJ) as “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” The exact same “not getting it” – with the exact same “I have God”.

That is why it hurts. It separates. It makes you and Him another “us and them”. At a very personal level. Because it disallows. It is a barrier to oneness. And it hurts me every time I see it used. And there is a time it stings the most …

When it is used by those telling others how wonderful God is, telling others how to find God, that they (too) can be saved and spend eternity with God!

I have just one question …

Is that after I have suffered the ignominy of “having to live in this wicked body and evil world” first? Because if so … Crap to that!

GSHJ and I are having a great time this very day. I am in I Am right now! Love IS always the answer (even today!)

So how about YOU have some of MY God? I think He would like that.

Yep – He would (I can feel Him purring contentedly at the thought).

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2 thoughts on “I have just one question

  1. As always: very intersting points you make.
    We’ve had a couple of weeks of pondering on this passage and these specific words. I remember a colleague of mine in the early days who is a great friend saying how much he was turned off Christianity as cannibalism. (a bit ironic that he was an English teacher and appeared to not see the difference between literal text and metaphor!)
    As a metaphor: what is more me than ‘my flesh’ and what is more profoundly within me and a sustaining part of me than my staple food ‘bread’?
    For me this passage is either abhorent or a demonstartion of how words are so inadequate to describe the intimate things of life. This text is an attempt to show how tightly together, through his love, Jesus is offering to be with me. Interesting point – I have to do something. It’s no good Jesus being bread unless I consume a generous portion to sustain me.
    End of random thoughts (and also time for lunch – a nice sandwich methinks!)

    • The bread of life followed by the bread of lunch! Hiya Keith – thank you.
      And a thought in return: what our Father desires and offers is so intensely intimate – more so than even a lifelong partner – even one’s own child – that if we did not have to “do something” …
      Free will, choice, love … Just would not happen.

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