14 Apr

By Paul D. Hudon
By: Paul D. Hudon

When CHRIST said to follow HIM did it mean that we were to be a carbon copy of him? I was having a discussion with someone the other day, and I said there was no one like her, there has never been anyone like her. Now further to this, I stated that we humans would not associate with others because they do not fit the image that we feel they should fall in. Either as a man to them, they are not macho enough, or are not cultured enough, or do not have the proper educational background. They are too poor or are too friendly, or too standoffish.
Now I have to say to this I love everybody because we find no fault, we look and see no fault, and allow them to be who they are. I am right for me, and I believe perfect for themselves. Now if I were to insist on my being the only right way, this would be self-righteousness.
Now if they do not do things the way I do, this does not necessarily make it wrong. It may be a mistake for me, but if it is not wrong for them. So then I allow them their mode of living without censor.
What we are to follow CHRIST in, HIS nine CHARACTERISTIC, and they are spiritual. I will enumerate them here. They are Love, Joy, Peace, Long-suffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, and Temperance. Now you will note that all of these have nothing to do with education, macho, looks, style, or any other physical traits.
Now LOVE is unconditional LOVE or Agape Love, and when love is such. We LOVE THE person in spite of whether he or she is macho or cultured, for this loves allows a person to be themselves.
Now there is no person like you, there never has been or will be. So if they cannot be you, why do you expect them to do things your way. Now this is what unconditional love is, it expects nothing of the other person, and allows that person to be him or herself never finding fault at any time.
It respects everyone for their uniqueness and accepts this uniqueness as the only way she or he can be at this time. They will evolve into who they should be at their pace. Now it will never be a carbon copy of Christ, nor of you, or me, he or she will be uniquely themselves.
Now we must love our enemies. I have no enemies, because I judge no one, because of my opening statement. Now someone may consider me their enemy, but I do not reciprocate kind with kind. “A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.” Robert A. Heinlein.
I the author of this article concur with the above quote by Heinlein. Now religion teaches that GOD is jealous with the above quote I believe this statement in Scripture is man’s attempt at describing a FLESHLY god. You will note I do not ascribe capital designation to the name because I do not believe that a god of flesh has any power just like modern religion. Now it is just a means to steal from the poor and the weak mind. Whether this religion is Jewish, Moslem, Christian, or Buddhism, they all are powerless. The power comes from within and is in all of us, when we walk in the spirit, which is our inner soul, and are in tuned to the universal power or energy.
Love suffers long, and is kind; love envies not; love vaunt, not itself, is not puffed up, does not behave itself rudely, seeks not his or her own, is not easily provoked, keeps no record of evil. Now it rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails: but whether there are prophecies, they shall fail; whether there are tongues, they shall cease; whether there is knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when that which is perfect comes, then that which is in part shall be done away.
Now the perfect has come in the form of the HOLY SPIRIT OR UNIVERSAL ENERGY FORCE and all else is NO LONGER BINDING. The above quote found in Corinthians. I do not give chapter and verse because you prove it for yourself. Above it says love envies not. So why do religious people say THEIR FLESHLY god is a jealous god, again I give it no capital designation because IT IS ONLY FLESH. Created in man’s image with all the failings of man.
The perfect has always been here, but humankind has wanted power over the masses, so they have put into play rituals that demand that man submit to other people. They have brought THEIR DIETY down to the physical. When that happens where is the freedom? There is no freedom unless you choose a man as your leader and call that freedom, I call it bondage.
Up above it implies that GOD is a jealous GOD but that is an impossibility what would he be jealous of what man has, when GOD has everything, he lacks nothing.
We have the perfect in us which is GOD our hope of glory, for GOD and I are one. Now I am superior to no one, and I am inferior to no one. I am equal to everyone, and I am one in spirit with all. I am my brother’s keeper.
THIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE is all the above and is not judgmental it allows the other person to operate in his or her sphere. They do not have to be you, neither do they have to be me.
JOY, count it all joy when things happen to you instigated by others of who you have no control over, and do not seek power. Have JOY in everything no matter what you may do. “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” E. E. Cummings
PEACE find fault with another person is doing or will do. Is not provocative and confrontational, they do not seek their own, will, and they allow variety. They are not the norm.
LONG-SUFFERING this is being patient with the other person, they are not and cannot be you, and maybe are not at the same level of enlightenment as you are.
GENTLENESS: this almost means treat everybody with kid glove, or better still the way treat us we should do to others.
GOODNESS, in dealing with others look and find the goodness in everybody. Search for their GODNESS or HIS Image in them.
MEEKNESS this is the ability to turn the other cheek. Now to give even if you receive nothing in return, and do it with the idea that you are doing it for GOD. Now this is strength under pressure, and come up smiling all the time.
TEMPERANCE means for you to bring everything in your life into balance so that GOD can find glory in your trials. He should and in all your works.
Now this is GODNESS. Now your attitude on who is righteous and who is not, is not being like GOD. Remember GOG’S LOVE IS UNCONDITIONAL HE, places no judgment on any of our actions, that is the FLESHLY BEING that the BABBEL OF RELIGIOUCITY has faith in, and they have brought him down to their level rather than climbing to the sublime.
Now everyone would do this in a different manner than I would. Now because I express love with hugs and firm handshakes, or I great everybody that I meet on the street, does not mean that you have to do the same. That is my personality I do it my way. When you find fault,  you are saying that your way is better. Now your way is your way, and I will not find fault if you want to love me give me the same approval. That is being GOD like in characteristics set down by the HOLY SPIRIT LIFE Source which is GOD in you.
If HE is guiding you, who am I to judge, you are not my servant. HE has a different plan for every individual human soul, and this plan has been in existent since time immemorial.
Who art you that judges another man’s servant? To his master, he stands or falls. Yes, he will hold up or stand: for THE ETERNAL CREATOR can make him stand.
Now this is how we follow CHRIST you could never be a carbon copy of CHRIST, and he would not want you to be. He loves the fact that HE created the diversity in humans. HE wants you to be all you can be but in your blueprint HE set down in you at your inception. Yes, I did say creation, HE knew who, and what you would be or will be. I am going to make a statement here that Christ did not come here to start a religion, that is the man doing, and it has an appalling showing. It can only show division, and this is a failure in my books. Every other mentioned religion above are also as separated, so also a failure.
Now I am going to say another very controversial statement, which I have had numerous lives since the inception of life on this earth. Yes, I believe that we reincarnation, this is the only way of showing that GOD is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, HE allows you as many kicks at the cat that it will take for you to learn Unconditional Love.
I am going to close with something I got off the web, and it is apropos to this article.
BURNT TOAST: His Mom Served Burnt toast, but he was shocked when his Dad said this.
“When I was about eight or nine, my mom burnt some toast. One night that stood out in my mind was when she had made dinner for us after a very long and rough day at work, She placed a plate of jam and extremely burned toast in front of my dad. Not slightly burnt but completely blackened toast. I was just waiting to see if anyone noticed the burnt toast and said anything. But Dad just ate his toast and asked me if I did my homework and how my day was. I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember hearing my mom apologizing to dad for burning the toast. And I’ll never forget what he said: “Sweetie, I love burned toast.”
Later that night, I went to tell my dad good night and ask him if he liked his toast burned. He put his arm on my shoulder and said, “Your momma put in a very long day at work today, and drained. And besides, A burnt toast never hurts anyone, but you know what does? Harsh words!”
He continued to say “You know, life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like every other human. What I’ve learned over the years, is that learning to accept each other’s faults and to choose to celebrate each other’s differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship. Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t.” Enjoy Life Now.
That is unconditional love, yes UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.


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