As times change, people change—the way we think and process information changes. We now live in a rational age. Things need to make sense. That was not so much the case in the past when people took so much on faith.
I heard some say that Christianity is dead. That would be a shame. Religion upholds moral fiber and integrity that permeates all aspects of a culture. It is only the understanding of any religion, all religions, that must evolve over time to interface with the mentality of the times. That is not the death, but rather the rebirth, of the religion. To my experience, even Christian leaders who I have spoken with thirst for that deeper understanding. Like all religions, throughout time the understanding must be reborn.
Perhaps that is a deeper meaning of Easter: the resurrection of Christ, of Christianity, to be renewed every year.
This was an interesting summary –
“Perhaps that is a deeper meaning of Easter: the resurrection of Christ, of Christianity, to be renewed every year.”
Pondering this post causes me to stop and reflect on my understanding or lack there of regarding the meaning of Easter. In doing so I find myself opening to my own humility, the comfortable place of wonder, resting humbly in the gentleness of the beautiful unknown. In doing so I shed the white knuckle rigidness of my limited understanding of the resurrection. Thank you Michael.
From the view point of universal love, a person is one fish swimming in the ocean. Suppose they happen to be grandiose and thinks they are more important than the others. Universal love says, “If they want to feel special and important, that’s fine. What difference does it make?”
I whole-heartedly agree with you. There are two primary reasons why people teach. Some people have one, some have the other, and some have both. The first reason is because they like the attention. Or as you’ve put it, being grandiose. The other reason is because they have a love and passion for the Knowledge. Obviously, Christ had selfless passion for the Knowledge.