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Empowering Companions

Jun 25, 2022
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Jesus belongs to a reality greater than his individual self and therefore would also include himself in the command that we should seek first the new companionship (Matthew 6:33). Jesus, therefore, may be viewed as the primordial disciple of this new empowering dispensation, with all humans called to be co-disciples—not for but with Jesus. As co-disciples we are called to be friends and not mere servants. And there are no privileged power positions in this new dispensation, wherein unconditional love is the primary driving force. Knowing that we are loved unconditionally, then we are called to serve all others—humans and nonhumans alike—with something of that same unconditional love with which we ourselves are loved. Finally, the word earthing reminds us unambiguously that it is in and with creation at large that we seek to foster and uphold the power of unconditional love.

—from the book Paschal Paradox: Reflections on a Life of Spiritual Evolution,
by Diarmuid O’Murchu, page 49


Paschal Paradox by Diarmuid O'Murchu

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Tom Wood
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 02:01 PM
Tom Wood
Very strange reading. Bottom line is we are to Love all Human Beings. In addition, we are to respect the earth and responsibly utilize its resources to foster Human Life and the glory and honor of God.
Tom Wood
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 03:15 PM
Tom Wood
Human Beings are the focus of unconditional Love. Non humans are to be loved, respected and constructively utilized to advance survival of humans. The focus is love of God and other human beings.

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