All Are Called but Few Choose to Listen. Chosen Ones Are Merely Those Who Choose Right Sooner.

manet - day in paris
“‘Many are called but few are chosen’ should be, ‘All are called but few choose to listen.’ Therefore, they do not choose right. The ‘chosen ones’ are merely those who choose right sooner. Right minds can do this now, and they will find rest unto their souls.

Affirmation: “rest unto their souls”

Reflections:

1 – All Are Called

In this passage Jesus corrects a statement attributed to him in the New Testament. We will stress the new version: “All are called.” There is nobody outside salvation, ultimately. It may be millions of years before the Atonement takes place for all, just as the separation occurred over millions of years. But we are bade to be patient, because once begun, the end of the journey is sure. We will all come home in God.

2 – Pessimistic?

This idea of millions of years may seem to our finite minds to be pessimistic in the extreme. Who would want to wait for millions of years? But I think that that is why our contribution to this world is so important. Elsewhere Jesus says that the world is very tired:

“The world is very tired, because it is the idea of weariness. Our task is the joyous one of waking it to the Call for God. (T-5.II.10)”

3 – Thousand Years Saved by Each of Us

And we are also told that each can save a thousand years as the world judges time. So we are not to admit defeat before we have hardly begun to save this world.

4 – Much Rides on Us

There is another point to make. We are probably in the forerunners for those who have the knowledge of how to proceed to salvation, and then on to the ultimate, Awakening. Each person that we lead aright will derive great happiness from the changes in his/her life. And we will as well. So the more that we can reach, the faster that million years will shrink, if indeed the shrinkage in time is possible. Jesus does not promise this, but the sad state of our world would indicate that now is the time. Eckhart Tolle says, indeed, that more people must awaken now, or the planet is doomed (The Power of Now and A New Earth).

5 – Teachers of God and Their Mission

Teachers of God are those who lead the way, but only time separates students from teachers, and time does not really exist (a concept of A Course in Miracles). Teachers of God have chosen right sooner, and are thus freed to lead others back to God. We do not and ought not in any way to see ourselves as more privileged than others. To give thanks for such a blessing is to make the mistake made in the New Testament, in which a “spiritual” man prayed that prayer and did not return to his house reconciled with God.

6 – All Are Called

So all are indeed called. We don’t have to wonder anymore if “evil” men and women will be damned. Hell as has historically been perceived is a myth, though we can imagine anything that we want and therefore think that it is true. There are stories of individuals who have died (and returned to life) who saw fire and brimstone on the Other Side. So the imagination is keen, and the imagination brings to us the experiences that we believe we deserve. We create our own reality, as has often been said by many New Agers.

7 – New Testament

Jesus corrects a number of statements attributed to him in the New Testament. This ought not to surprise us, but to be a comfort, for his words in ACIM are always more comforting than the words from the New Testament that he seeks to alter. An important one is, “I came to bring a sword,” and Jesus in the Text of ACIM says that this could not be something that he would ever say. As we proceed, there is much about ultimate reality that we will learn. Listen to inner guidance, and ask yourself what is more likely to be true. A loving God and a loving Jesus pave the smooth pathway.

8 – Rest

We are children of God, and we will then find the rest that all of us crave.

9 – Yes, Rest

So many of us think that we are tired, though Jesus says elsewhere that we are not really capable of being tired–but are very capable of wearying ourselves. And so many of us weary ourselves in the course of a day. Much of this weariness seems to me to be a kowtowing to the ego. We are sensitive about what people think of us, and we try so hard to put up a good front. A perfect persona. This lamentable choice is just what the ego would have us do. And until we do otherwise, we will not find that rest that we crave. Great masters have learned that they need to be the same, regardless of what company they keep. They need not to awed by the “greats” of this world. They are humble and quiet in demeanor, and so we ought to be. We may not have awakened, as have they, but we can take steps in that direction. The initial movement comes from God, but we can indeed influence our path after that initial nod from God. Glimpses of Awakening come to many us, called satori in Eastern terminology. But be careful not to let the ego rule such occasions. It is nothing of which one ought to be “proud,” and pride is, of course, a sure sign that the ego has reared its head once again. Watch the wily ego, for its days are numbered, and so does this part of our belief about ourselves know surely.

Prayer:

Dear Father,

Thank you that all are chosen, and that we can choose to listen sooner rather than later. Then we have rest unto our souls. This is a great blessing. Thank you.

May we realize that we are called to save our brothers and sisters. This is the plan of salvation, and when we take our place in it, the time of return is shortened considerably.

May none of us be disheartened by the statement by Jesus that the return of everyone may take millions of years. As long as the outcome is certain, we ought to take heart. And the sooner we fall in line with Jesus’s teachings, and the sooner we lead others to him, the more time will be collapsed.

Thank You.

Amen.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “All Are Called but Few Choose to Listen. Chosen Ones Are Merely Those Who Choose Right Sooner.

  1. Jonathan Pike

    Please understand I believe you have great intentions, and that you are trying to comfort people but wouldn’t it be better to tell them the TRUTH than to tell a lie. First start with a simple fact the Bible is the #1 published and sold book world wide period and the Bible clearly states that it is God’ inspired Word 2 Timothy 3:16 King James Version (KJV)
    16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    so we know God has not only preserved His word but has also distributed it world wide.
    In the Bible we read several cases where Hell is real Luke 16:19-31, Rev 20, and many more verses. We also read that many people will be cast into Hell because they refused the free Gift of salvation. Salvation is a free gift but many refuse it, there is nothing that you can do to earn it, you must admit you are a sinner and that Jesus died for your sins, that He is the Son of God and that you want Him to be the Lord and Savior of your life and then only then will you be saved from hell and have eternal life in heaven with Jesus Christ. Now I do not expect you to like or agree with anything that I just said and that is what we all call opinion and free will to listen to and believe what ever we want to. So with that being said don’t trust anything that I just said, and try God’s word for yourself. Get one of the all time Greatest selling Books (KJV Bible) and read these books and then make the decision for your self John, Romans, Ephesians, Hebrews, and Revelation 20 and 21. Once you have read and studied these books you will hopefully start to see the Truth of Salvation. I do recommend reading the whole Bible too, God bless you

  2. Ariana

    Thank you SOOO much! 🙂 God created all living beings, god loves all living beings equally. “Love yourself and others. Do not judge yourself nor others.” This is Jesus, all else would be unworthy of him. 🙂 Thank you SOOO much because I am on a long spiritual path and that saying has troubled me – not to chose would imply to judge, and then being chosen would imply being proud, consider oneself more than, and – judge again! All judging is so painful, such a HEAVY BURDEN on our souls – that’s a lot of baggage! 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s