Jesus: No Hierarchy in Souls
Sometimes I think my little stuff is too much trouble for Jesus and so stay away so as not to bother him. He set me straight.
Jesus: Finally. Do I have to send in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to get your attention?
Ann: Yeah, well, sometimes it’s more comfortable to speak to the assistants rather than the head guy.
Jesus: (Sigh) Let’s go back and revisit what Fred Rogers has taught us which is that there is no hierarchy in souls.* That includes myself, Miriam, John, Professor Einstein, and any other sentient being making landing on the planet.
It includes even those who have chosen darkness. Their souls are just as precious as any other – more so in some ways as they are the ones in need of attention. Remember the shepherd who rejoiced more over the lost sheep who was returned to him more than the ones who had never strayed?**
You are becoming more comfortable with me because I was a human being like you and every other human who has walked the earth. I had thoughts and desires that had nothing to do with the mission I had come to serve. We all struggle in the same way which is why I ask that you bring those struggles to me, not someone you visualize as an unimportant bell hop carrying water for the master. (By the way, the bell hop probably is the master....)
Ann: I kinda figured that....
Jesus: I tell you that we are all masters and we are all lost souls. It is only when we come to embrace the both sides of our beings that we can offer understanding and love to ourselves and our fellows.
That is what I have for you, understanding and love, nothing more, but absolutely nothing less. When we offer that or when we receive it, we are emissaries of our Creator, carrying out his message of unconditional love for the engine and the banner, the ego and the spirit, the energy and the glory.
You are afraid of what is to come. You need not be, for, if requested, I will walk with you along with the many friends in spirit who have taken you under their wings, both literally and figuratively. You have no idea of the love that surrounds you, for if you did, you would march boldly into the future with the assurance that all will be well, all manner of things will be well.***
December 29, 2021
*See post, "Mister Rogers: We Are Not Broken," December 31, 2019, reprinted prior to this one because I found it worth reading again.
**Luke 15:7: "I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."
***Julian of Norwich, See post, Julian of Norwich, 1343-1416, A Message For Our Time.
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