Merry Christmas | The Christ

Christmas is upon us. How many Christians do actually know the Christ? A few quotes below from the Sermon on the Mount:

26 Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns ; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they ?
27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto his stature ?
34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself.

7:5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the speck out of your brother’s eye.

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“…Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”–Gospel of Thomas

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”–Mohandas Gandhi

http://www.archive.org/stream/sermononmount00findiala/sermononmount00findiala_djvu.txt

A Short Poem | Andrew Perri | John Hodgson |

m_112afa6c1d064453ad745a46c60b50b6My friend, singer and musician Andrew Perri  www.myspace.com/andrewperri  , who is doing his due diligence in matters of the Spirit, sent me the following poem written by John Hodgson:

“I will not bask in the light of your celestial glories.
Time has corrupted them.
Ambition has bloodied them.
Greed has twisted them.
Humanity has broken them.
In lazy freedoms my soul finds peace, whilst yours bends under confining redemption.”

He wanted to know what I thought it meant. My response was this:

I like it! I think it means that Christianity has been corrupted. It has!  The Christ wouldn’t be in the Vatican. Mother Theresa was the closest thing to the Christ in recent times. From what I have seen all religions develop their own commercial agendas to save your soul when in fact you are your own redeemer. In my post “Merry Christmas” I have some quotes from the Christ that show a different Christ than the one usually shown.

What do you think it means?

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