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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

What is real faith? It is not simply believing in the reality of an historical event: that something existed, exists or will exist somewhere in Space-Time.

True faith in Jesus Christ as True God and True Life is the result of a dynamic correlation between the historical event of Jesus' resurrection and our personal experience of Jesus' resurrection power alive in us!

What is disclosed to us is the divine nature and power of Love. Real Faith arises from and is grounded in Love.

Thus it is proclaimed: whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16).

Our faith in Divine Love as Ultimate Reality and True Life is based on the Earth-historical event of Jesus' resurrection from the dead.

Here, Love Incarnate overcomes all evil and its consequence, death. Thus, it proves to be the divine power of Life itself!

However, such a faith can only be justified for us if the power of this same event is experienced in our own lives.

In order for faith to be other than empty hope, the miraculous resurrecting, healing and transfiguring power of Divine Love must become our personal experience.

This ongoing correlation between historical affirmation and experiential confirmation is absolutely necessary on the journey to Truth!

What is confirmed is the wholeness that is by divine grace realized in us as we continue to release ourselves to the Spirit of Divine Love.

In this unity of the Spirit of Christ, we discover that we are constituent parts of the universal body of existence whose fundamental, fulfilling essence is Compassion!

God is Love; whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16)

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