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METRON 4-21-18 – Part V – AS HE IS: Manifesting The Christ in the Material World
I – “Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human.”
(Phillipians 2:5-7 – The Message)
II – “The correct description is that we try every day to become more humble when we talk about divinity, we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be.”
– John Templeton
III – “Great masters neither want nor need your worship.
Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate
their divinity by claiming it as your own.”
– Alan Cohen
IV – “Dear friends, let us continuously love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love…This is how love has been perfected among us: we will have confidence on the day of judgment because, during our time in this world, WE ARE JUST LIKE HIM. There is no fear where love exists.Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love.”
(I John 4:7,8, 17, 18 – ISV)
V – “My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love.”
(I John 4:7,8 – The Message)
VI – “It takes discipline and compassion
to awaken the divine in ourselves long enough
to recognize the divine in another.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher
VII – “Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies.”
(I Corinthians 13:4-8 – The Message)