What People Say
So...in my work there is a procedure for one part that is called "reconciling evidence".
As crazy as it sounds, I absolutely could not remember the word "reconcile". I would attempt to write it down on a sticky note and stick it to my computer screen but it always got lost. (I have been working this job for over 12 years now).
Had an Aha! moment about the mental block... RELIGION!
Again, the theology of the church I attended was really quite liberal, but despite that, I "heard" and "understood" things that got in the way of a Connection. For example, the adage that one should reconcile oneself to God.
Because, you know, God is right and I am wrong.
Your resetting of the Beatitudes was still so explosive (as in clearing away bad structures) that I haven't made intellectual sense of the whole thing yet. (Pretty crazy when Intellectualization and Analysis has been my go-to for DECADES - maybe even a HALF CENTURY). Still sitting in the place of awe and warm acceptance and wonder.
My morphing is still a work in progress but you are truly getting rid of the "Bad God" that I could NEVER reconcile myself to. Peter, YOU are doing the work of reconciling.
Oh, and I no longer have a bizarre mental block to an important word we use at work. So, there's that too!
Peace & Love
"That was probably the most beautiful thing I've ever heard! Its so weird but I felt like something lit up inside me right before your light came on. I wonder if this sermon could be put in writing? Something I would enjoy reading over and over. I'm one of those folks who gets more from reading than listening. Really a devine message. Thank you so much for your wonderful experience that you share. Got so much from this."
I"... Your reflection on The Beatitudes was so revealing and inspirational; nothing like any teaching I had experienced before. So heavenly. Registered so deeply with me. Thank you again.The Light was surely present you, even before the light came on!
Thank you and Thank God