Monday, January 9, 2012

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

"You are my beloved Child; with you I am well pleased." Hear these words today, for they are meant for you as much as they were meant for Jesus so many centuries ago. This is the true salvation revealed by our Brother, and the reason that we kill him over and over again. They are dangerous words, for they make siblings out of enemies, and unnecessary intermediaries out of clerics. They are inconvenient words, for they convey obligation and responsibility, not just blessing. We try to rationalize, obfuscate, and even deny them, but they refuse to go away. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways ... my word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it."