I believe this is all about choice. IF the teachings of the ancient churches from all traditions are intact, it stands to reason that free will seems to be the hang up. IF we truly want to love and bring joy and peace to our lives and the lives of others around us, we must choose to do so day by day, week by week, year by year… Imagine this, true peace on earth just like that night when the light of the world was given.
Everything is choice. Regardless if you are in deep pain or suffering a great loss. How you choose to look at your circumstance is going to determine the outcome of your life.
You get to choose your path. If your path was chosen for you by your family of origin and this path does not resonate with your personal soul plan then get moving on that and make some changes. This is not a western thought or teaching this is a heart centered call to action that only your free will can uncover. What we forget in our busy days is that the Christ Consciousness is alive today just as it was back in the ancient times.
The meaning of the word Christ is as Etymology. I was raised Catholic and converted to Greek Orthodoxy many moons ago. All the while, studying the ancient wisdom of other religions while seeking divine guidance along the way.
I have come to conclude that we are One body of people and the only thing that separates us are our beliefs and traditions. My father rest his soul and gave me a beautiful teaching when I was only 5 years old. I have already pointed out that the first of the series Is to be regarded as the root and germ of all the subsequent ones. If for a moment we set it aside and consider only the fruits which are successively developed from it, we shall see that the remaining members of the sequence are arranged in … Alexander Maclaren— Expositions of Holy Scripture The Sixth Beatitude 'Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
AT first hearing one scarcely knows whether the character described in this great saying, or the promise held out, is the more inaccessible to men.
Is there one of us that can imagine himself possessed of a character fitting him for the vision of God, or such as to make him bear with delight that dazzling blaze? This is the last Beatitude descriptive of the character of the Christian. New King James Version Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. New American Standard Bible Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
NASB "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Amplified Bible Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good deeds and moral excellence, and [recognize and honor and] glorify your Father who is in heaven. Christian Standard Bible In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
Holman Christian Standard Bible In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. American Standard Version Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Contemporary English Version Make your light shine, so others will see the good you do and will praise your Father in heaven.
Douay-Rheims Bible So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. This section may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Please help improve this section if you can.
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It is beautiful and so fits a photo I took. So true, no matter how dim the light or how difficult it might be to see it, the light is there. Just look up!!! Monson I love it. The Full Moon shines bright as the Sun shines brighter, but the brightest light is invisible that shines through your deeds to create the universe.
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