Tuesday, March 27, 2012

HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two Discussion of Verse 20


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Verse 20
. .. ...20and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for
those who are trying to take the child’s life are dead.”

from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter Two, New International Version
Verse 20
. .. ...20and said “Get up and take the One to church, for those who are trying to take the
life now know more.

from the text of the animation HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two
written by R David Foster

Verse 20 Discussion

Joseph had a dream that Herod, the head of Israel, was dead and no longer posed a threat to the child Jesus. This is rather extraordinary, that a dream would communicate such a fact, yet Joseph, cultivating his spiritual life, knew how to respond to a dream both practically and faithfully. As discussed earlier, one may find themselves resolved to take action because of a dream, and this action, taken boldly, will likely resolve the facts of such a dream.

In the animation text, father, a male

nurturer of this specific incidence of an infant One sacred relationship
balancing whole and part, female and male, is compelled by a dream to take the infant sacred One relationship to church. This corresponds to the gospel text in that the people of God, the Hebrews, lived and worshiped in the land of Israel, specifically at the temple in Jerusalem, as well as the synagogues throughout Israel. The people of God, as christians, worship in churches. So taking the infant balance of whole and part, the child Jesus, to Israel, corresponds to taking the infant One sacred relationship balancing whole and part to church.

Just as Herod, the head of the household of Israel, is no longer a threat to the child Jesus, the head of the household, in the animation text, is no longer a threat to the One relationship. But where Herod is dead and no more, the head of the household in the animation, is re-born, having died to their old perceptions and life, seeking forgiveness, to awake in their awareness to a new life with newly born perceptions. In this new life of the head of the household, they know more, rather than are no more. Herod is no more.

If there was anything redeeming about Herod then someone would take up his cause, or causes, of which one may be the persecution of the child Jesus. But since Herod was the way he was, people are content to be done with him and his causes. But the head of the household, acting against the One relationship in a mistaken understanding that the One relationship would be a threat to the well-being of the household, may still protect the household, yet not attack the sacred One relationship. They have protected the household with their life and understanding, to be defeated by the One relationship, to their loss of awareness and rebirth to a new awareness.

As discussed earlier, it does not matter who the players are in a sacred One relationship, but it does matter whether such a relationship is attacked or nurtured. The head of the household in the animation text, achieved the death of the sacred One relationship, where Herod was outwitted, yet both heads of the households have died, one physically, and in the animation text, the other, spiritually. If the majestic daughter were to enter into another subsequent relationship, without any change or rebirth of the head of the household, the head of the household would once again attack such a relationship just as they did in the last relationship. If there is not any change in our lives and circumstances, we are to repeat the same failures over and over again, repenting over and over again, to only go on to sin again.

Herod's credibility was seriously discredited by his ordering the execution of all male children under the age of two in the region of Bethlehem. Like wise, the head of the household in the animation text, suffers a lessened credibility in the church each time a member of the household fails in a relationship. The church, the people of God, become jaded regarding the crises as they keep repeating for this head of the household. Can they not overcome their shortcomings and grow into a new awareness of the repercussions of their repeated behaviour ? It does grow old.

It is easy to point a finger at someone else. Do we not all fall short of our calling to bring the infinite and love to the people we encounter ? And especially in responsible romantic relationships, we are all guilty of condemnation and likely to suffer condemnation for our condemnation of such sources of the One.

Whether we abandon the sacred balance of whole and part, female and male, in the relationships we are in, or fail to nurture and develop these relationships we find ourselves in, does not matter. We are making choices that express our limitations, so we are guilty of not expanding ourselves to overcome our limitations by not taking full advantage of the balances of whole and part we find ourselves in. This is at least the sin of omission – not taking advantage of the opportunities we encounter to nurture the sacred balance of whole and part, female and male.

Why are we so negligent? We are negligent because it is very hard to advocate for a balance of whole and part when all around us people see us as either too partial or too wholistic. This is a lack of culture, that could educate its members about how the nature of existence is. It is like immigrants who do not respect national values that respect the individual as well as place responsibilities on the individual. The whole idea of educating children and youth to make them strong responsible contributing citizens fails if a simple act of balancing the whole and part becomes a target for accusations of foul play.

Sunday, March 25th, 2012


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