Pentecost Thoughts on Love
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:1-4
As we take steps towards Pentecost or Whitsun it is important to build living images of what happens at this special time of the year. If we think of the Cosmic Christ as a sun being, although he was much more than that, then just imagine the power and intensity of the sun. What matches this intensity in a human being? The most intense experience for any human being is love.
Love is really a very mysterious experience. We learn about it in our relationships with our family and friends but we really only experience the full intensity of it when we can love ourselves. In the Greek language there is a special word for this kind of love – agape. This love for ourselves cannot, of course, be egotistical. This love arises in us when we experience the Cosmic Wisdom that created us and works and weaves in our body, soul and spirit. It is this experience that Christ came to restore in us. When we begin to experience the truth of it, the living presence of Christ comes alive in us.
It is no longer enough just to ‘believe’ in Christ Jesus, now we must come to know the roles that Jesus and Christ play in our lives. How can Jesus’ life in the Holy Land be relevant in our own life today? Surely only if we apply the events and experiences of his life then to our life now. His deeds were not done once and for all; they are living deeds which we must come to experience within our own being. It is up to us to create the Imaginations that become our own personal reality.