by Ernest O’Neill
Years ago there was a movie called `Georgie Girl’. It was all aboutthis girl who felt she was rather unattractive until at last she saw she wasreally quite nice. The theme song was about someone inside you who is alwaystrying to get out — this was the real `Georgie Girl’. That’s the reality inyour life — and mine. There’s someone inside trying to get out !
This is the reality that was made plain to our world back in 30 a.d. –in fact, it’s the reason why we now number our calendar years in the West asa.d. — anno domini — the year of the lord. A man lived then who was actuallythe son of the Creator of the world. That’s why we call him lord and date ouryears as a.d. — in 2005 — the 2005th. year of the lord. We’vetalked in past segments about the historical evidence and ancient manuscriptsthat detail his life and demonstrate that he did live in that era and did dieand come back to life. The important thing that he — Jesus of Nazareth –clarified was – that he existed long before he was born in Nazareth. He saidthat he existed with his Father, our creator, before the world was made.Moroever he said that you — and I — were foreseen by his father long beforewe appeared in our mother’s uterus. He said we were first created inside Him –in timeless eternity — and that we have been put on earth as unique people inwhom He can live the life he planned for us in Him !
This is what we’re talking about — you and I beginning to enjoy allthe marvellous variety and dynamic of our creator’s son actually living outthrough us. The old movie got that bit right ! There is a beautiful personliving inside you who is trying to get out !
How does this happen ? Just by your beginning to accept the facts –this is reality — you are not just a little piece of flotsam and jetsam –unimportant chance bits of flesh thrown up by some mindless cosmic evolutionaryprocess or distant exploding star. Our creator may well have designed anevolutionary process and may have caused cosmic explosions, but we know thatsuch processes or chance disasters create only chaos unless some kindlyintelligent mind directs them. That’s the first step for all of us — acceptthat you have been made inside this Jesus — the cosmic Christ who is the onlySon of our Maker. Accept that He is inside you and has planned to live a lifethrough you that is different from the one he will live in anyone else in theuniverse. Then get on with living that life ! This is what is called faith –living in reality.
How is that different from the way most of us live now ? Well, first itmeans that you stop thinking about what you want or what you feel like doing.You’re bigger than that — your life is more important than that – you’re notjust a little animal that has to find its own food and take care of its ownshelter and coverings. You are part of the creator’s son and you’re here to dosomething in this world that only you can do. And he is inside you and knowswhat that is. So first you believe that — and keep an eye on things from thatangle. Quietly look at your life and your home and your job as you think hewould if he’s been sent to earth in you by his Father, the Creator. What doeshe want to do in your present job ? How does he want to help not just you butyour colleagues at work ? Read how he lived and thought of situations inPalestine when he was here in his own body as Jesus of Nazareth — then listenfor his intuitions that he puts in your mind. Just be quiet and follow yourthoughts in the light of the reality that you are in him and he is in you !
Don’t get all spooky about it — don’t go strange or super-spiritual !This isn’t a game or some kind of `in’ thing to do or be. This is reality — ifyou will just be yourself with him then He will begin to express himselfthrough you and to you. Treat him as your dear and good friend and he willbegin to transmit his own spirit to you. Keep your eyes on him and offyourself. It’s a paradox — but you’ll find your real self when you `lose’yourself in Him.
Let’s talk about it more next time.