“To despise your humanity is an act of cruelty—so far from love that you could not believe such nonsense. Not a fiber in your body is not holy; no aspect of your personality is not holy; nothing in you is imperfect.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 8:III
Certainly when we first read this quotation, our mind takes exception from what is said. Who, on first reading, could agree, “nothing in you is imperfect”? But Jesus is talking about our REAL Self, the Self with a capital “S.” This Self reaches down into our personalities and purifies; our mind and heart, similarly, use our bodies in good ways when we recognize that the body too is holy.
If we reject our humanity, we are rejecting something that was created for our good. Our human nature partakes of our spiritual essence; they are part and parcel of the same. The new revelations assert that we don’t have sinful natures in the flesh, in our humanity. The most that we have done is to make mistakes, and mistakes can and will be corrected, when we see the light.
It is true that traditional Christianity often made us feel very guilty about our sinful flesh. But we are seeing a new way of looking at humanity now. We are seeing, in new revelations (A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, The Way of Mastery, Choose Only Love, Mirari, etc.) that our very flesh is, as we have learned, made in the image of God. There is nothing there that we need to denigrate.
We don’t denigrate our humanity unless we have bought into negative ideas. Actually we do not believe that we are lowly and unworthy of God’s attention. Only when we stoop down in the dust and find ourselves depressed about our very being do we decide that we have not a worthy bone in our body.
Listen to these wise words from Jesus. And embrace our humanity, a humanity that can and will glorify God for His part in forming our natures.
We are worthy; that is not delusion. It is the sanest good sense.
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