I wonder how different it would be if there were no guilt?
If there was no ‘something’ which hung over us with which to be coerced or forced or driven?
Or pompous promoters.
What if we were truly free, to be and do according to what lived inside our being?
Christians across the world are celebrating ‘palm sunday’, today.
It precedes Good Friday.
Which will culminate in Easter Sunday.
It is a celebration.
Of Christs crucifixion.
His death & resurection.
It is a celebration of the law fulfilled.
Was this work of the Christ incomplete?
Is the salvation he brought not comprehensive?
If Christ’s work on the cross is complete, there would not be any guilt.
To drive believers into providing the resources to build buildings & pay salaries.
To drive believers into sacrificing time and energy for services and activities.
If Christ’s work on the cross is complete, there would not be any fear.
In the hearts of religious leaders that their churches & coffers would be empty if they let go of the whip of guilt to drive the flock into submission.
If Christ’s work on the cross is complete, there would be freedom.
For people to live in relationship.
To be and become.
With him and them.
To live according to their good conscience.
Which is redeemed.
Which may be trusted, as it is affected by his affection every new day.
If Christ’s work on the cross is complete, there would be no judgement.
Of ones who choose differently.
Who live differently.
Who do not comply to our expectations of right and wrong and good and bad.
If Christ’s work on the cross is complete, there would be love.
In the hearts of people who know him.
And come to know him.
Expressed daily in acts of kindness.
In giving away beyond a measured percentage or a logical sensibility.
In spending time with outcasts and unacceptables.
As Good Friday approaches.
I wonder about the completeness of Christ’s sacrifice.
And I pray.
That it would be complete in the being of those who lead and organize.
So that freedom may be the energy.
The freedom he paid for.
Which would be the greatest praise and worship and glorification of he who created this world and did not give up on it.
Even if the completeness of his sacrifice has not been embraced.