Lent: Third Sunday

“Woman, behold your son. Son, behold your mother.”

This is the third saying from the cross revealing a deeply secret event which we will not fully understand for many years to come. This is what John wrote about this crucifixion moment.

‘Jesus saw his own mother, and the disciple standing near whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son”. Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother”. And from that hour, he took his mother into his family. John 19:26–27’

One thing these words reveal is that none of those who had an intimate role in the life of Jesus, and were connected with his ultimate deed – the crucifixion on Golgotha – remained the same throughout their lives. The same applies to us if we enter into this event fully.

As we devote ourselves to unraveling this mystery we are transformed. These spiritual transformations are not easily understood with our earthly mind, yet we have to try to think them through. To be satisfied with a nebulous feeling about what took place will lead us down the wrong path. Again, it is not so much the final understanding, but the effort we put into understanding that will transform us.

The following words which I wrote in my series ‘Who is Jesus : What is Christ?” can assist us with our deliberations.

“This human form nailed to the cross is not the same Jesus that was born 33 years earlier. The body might look like that of Jesus, but the being occupying it is Christ, the Cosmic Christ that made a journey over aeons through the Cosmos to enter into a human body so as to unite with this earth. His journey made possible by the nine levels of the Hierarchy, one of which is the Elohim, whose relationship with the Sun enabled them to play a major role in this vast and secret process.

Mary is not the mother of this being. The mighty spiritual being called the Virgin Sophia, who represents the Divine Wisdom of the cosmos, is his mother. John is indeed the raised Lazarus, initiated by the Christ-ened Jesus.” Kristina Kaine Who is Jesus : What is Christ? Vol 5 

The Crucifixion by Raphael

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