I found today’s message from the CAC to be very much in line with my faith in God. I love the passage in Psalms 104: “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.” I consciously make every attempt to live up to what Richard Rohr says of Plotinus, “If we are in unity with the Spirit, we are in unity with each other, and so we are all one.”
We are all connected through our creation and through the Love of God. When Jesus breathed on his disciples giving them the Holy Spirit, He was in effect also breathing this Holy Sprit on us. This is our eternal brother and sisterhood. This is the guarantee that Jesus promises when we love God and love others as ourselves. As long as I live, I will praise God by loving all of His creation.
I also agree with Rohr when he writes that the most terrifying organization in our country composed by very devout Christians. But how they have distorted the teachings of Jesus. It is like they have never studied the Bible. I love reading the Bible; I meditate on it every day with the Love of God in my heart and soul. However, I also understand that the Roman fathers long ago turned the teachings in both testaments into a code of punishment, banishment, and torture to force people into a narrow way of thinking.
This is not what God wants.