Monday, January 25, 2010

True Self

Spirit & Truth

True Self
“…as Saul was nearing Damascus, a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul…why are you persecuting me?’” Acts 9.3-4 (NAB)

Saul (later to be known as Paul) encounters the mystical Christ. He sees a light. He hears a voice. He imagines the voice saying, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” Saul was persecuting followers of the Jesus Way, but in the vision, the risen Christ is the Christ in the followers being persecuted. The Resurrection experienced by Saul was a mystical, visionary Resurrection, whereby he encountered the True Self, the Self that flourishes regardless of circumstances. When he sees past his prejudices to the True Self, or Christ Nature within all Life, his path changes and he becomes a devotee of the Cosmic Christ. When we encounter the divinity of the universal True Self, we too are changed for the better.

My True Christ Nature shines today!

Rev. Durrell Watkins, MA, MDiv, DMin (Sunshine Cathedral)
Spirit & Truth is a daily devotional magazine published by Sunshine Cathedral

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