We can walk on a treadmill of religious routine and never get to be our true selves. We need not be religious at all, when we have Christ as our life, because we will live the Kingdom without effort as a son/daughter of God. The embrace of life is never found in any schema of the knowledge of good and evil whether or not the culture is pre-cross or post cross. There is one easy way to be a person of spirit and life and this is to embrace Jesus as our life – without addition or subtraction. Sadly there are believers who never drink the cup of life in its fullness. They are more addicted to the semblance of life they inherited from others than they are to the simplicity and hegemony of life itself in the person of Jesus Christ. The new birth is not a function of Christianity. It’s His life as us. His incarnated life manifesting as Mary and Sam. Mary and Sam and Jill and David as ordinary folks can get to live a life in the spirit of sonship that some theologians and religious professionals never experience. The reason: Their state of being of the former is a manifestation of the Christ of God. “Those who embrace Him, who believe in His name, find His Light, His I AM setting them free to become their true selves, free to live as children of God in the darkness, discovering their origin beyond their earthly parents in the Word in God. And so the Word became flesh and entered the darkness in person, and found His way within us. And we perceived His true identity, His glory as the only begotten out of the Father, an overflowing fountain of grace and truth.” (1)
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." The ability to be feed ourselves and to feed others food that lasts depends on an undivided loyalty to Jesus. Alive in the oneness of our new covenant inheritance we minister the Kingdom because we are empowering people to drink the milk instead of the milk carton.