Childhood is the closest most of us will ever get to Christ –
On average, people, as they grow older, become harder, deader in important parts,
And increasingly brittle.
This demonstrates that we may also be moving in the wrong direction spiritually –
So, before we grow any older, we need to consider turning –
And becoming more childlike in our souls.
We need to do this without giving up our lifetime of experience –
Retaining our hard-earned maturity.
The joy and light that, hopefully, will start growing brighter in us –
Eventually could even turn into the “twinkle” of a new-born baby –
A few older people have achieved this – think, for example, of the Dalai Lama
Or another mature person with this kind of sparkle that you might already know.
That would, of course, make one the most mature “baby” – ever –
Since, by that time, we’d have experienced being “born again” –
An infinite number of times.
What’s “good” would be to have a direct relationship with God –
That’s the ultimate!
Christianity, however, requires a relationship between its believers and Christ –
Who, in turn, has a great relationship with God.
Personally, I view Jesus as a “shining example”
Of someone able to achieve a direct relationship with God –
Not to sublimate to – but to emulate –
Especially since neither the Bible nor any church or other religious institution,
And not even Jesus himself (no matter what the religion says), is capable of substituting
For the real God.
The world doesn’t judge
Much less take notice of
What we do.
Most of the time, we’re not sinners –
Only imperfectly real –
No matter how many Messianic feathers we stick in our caps.
The real reason we can’t directly see God – or anything else for that matter –
Is because our ego mask has no real “eyes” –
Except for a couple of tiny mirrors
The truth is: There’s no real
“Christ,” “Church,” or “Bible” –
They don’t actually exist!
Just God, who they only partially represent, is truly alive in our world.
For example, it’s love that makes possible “real” life, Truth that opens minds to original ideas
And allowing justice to others that gives us the ability to compromise –
Beauty, for its part, however, always takes its own time
Opening a door for God to enter –
Which is why an experience of true beauty is so magical –
So much so that everyone dreams of experiencing it “in full flower”
At least once in their lives!