Wednesday, May 11, 2011
His perception of people
His wisdom of being,
Allowed his responses to be quiet
Fixed on the deep
The hunger, not the action.
To feed another’s deep need,
Jesus’ attention was good at that.
And all he did was quietly,
Reflect the image of the
Beggar back to himself
With a halo.
©Peggy Beatty July 2009
Miracles are acts of empowerment. When Jesus performed miracles, what he really did was empower the person. "Your faith has healed you.." he would say. "Just believe..." These words of Jesus affirmed healing; assured a proceative (positive) outcome. We share the [restorative] energy and power of this universe. When Jesus "healed" he gave people permission/awareness of their ability to summon a greater energy than they could muster themselves by thinking that they were wounded. "Your faith has made you strong...your faith has healed you..." Faith is complete confidence or trust without "proof." Whether Jesus imparted the healing power, or gave the person permission to realize it within themself, the end result was a change in how the person percieved their reality (as wounded or healed). The end result - the faith to heal - came from within the person. Some scriptural examples are listed below.
Points to Consider:
1. The way you think will determine the way you live.
2. People share energy/power in relationship. And this happens as a result of self reflection. When goodness and love are given and recieved, a continuous circle of affirmation and assurance is created between people.
3. Christ is discovered in relationship. What does this statement mean to you?
Blind Bartomaeus Mark 10:51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road
The Centurion's Servant Matt 8:13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment.
The Bleeding Woman Mark 10:48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”
Jarius' Daughter Mark 10:49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.” 50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
May today you believe* (believe comes from the word - to LOVE) in the power of Christ that we share in the universe. May you have faith as small as a mustard seed that give you the power to move mountians. May you experience the love and goodness of Christ in all of your relationships.
©Peggy Beatty 2011
*Proto-Indo-European (5,500 years ago) base *leubh- "to like, desire" ; from Proto-Germanic. *ga-laubjan "hold dear, love"