“I invite you to tell me, ‘Jesus, I love you,’ ‘Jesus, I need you,’ ‘Jesus, this I must do,’ ‘Jesus that seems to be what I have done.’ ‘Jesus, I need this or that,’ or simply, ‘Jesus, help me.’
“Invite me to be part of everything in your life. . . .” Choose Only Love bk.2, 21:II
Jesus spells out what he wants of us, want he offers us. He could not be more plain. He is inviting a constant communion in our daily life, if we want it. He is being our personal savior.
Jesus does not come to us uninvited. He will not force himself upon us. But if we are open to it, we can have a close, affectionate, and love relationship to him, just by using our imagination.
This is not the same as fostering dependence. Jayem, who channeled The Way of Mastery, made it very clear to me that Jesus does not foster dependence. He wants us to depend on God, too. And if we need a dependent relationship, then our God is the place for it.
Jesus is different. We often work best if we see him simply as a good friend who is willing to help us out. But not just when things go badly, though that is a possibility also. He turns aside nobody. He welcomes comradeship when things are going well, too.
We can understand so much more about life if we talk to a trusted companion such as Jesus. Use our imagination to realize the depth of this relationship.
Let nobody slight the efficacy of a trusted companionship such as Jesus is here offering.