Beyond his death and resurrection an even more expansive picture flourished before their eyes. They could see beyond the surface of the material created being and consciously perceive the essence of the human spirit that enlivened creation itself. Their human minds were stirred in such a way that they could identify that which they determined was divine.
Jesus understanding of this grander picture of reality was profound, and in simple statements he shared his descriptions of it to guild our life with its gracious nature.
For Jesus his vision of reality, both matter and the expansive mind was the essential vehicle for a picture of that which he determined was Truth. Such a picture does not come readily to people in Jesus opinion.
“the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him.”
Always he qualified his teaching…
‘He who has eyes to see, let him see. He who has ears to hear let him here.’
DISCOVERING OUR SPIRIT
For the disciples he is precise in affirming that they do have the eyes to see with. Their daily time with him has taught them to see life in such a way that it had awakened their mind to see as he could see.
He teaches them that what they see is not external to them, but it arises out of that which has come alive within them.
The divine spirit has awoken, and as in his words to Nicodemus, they have been born again. They can see the divine in life because the divine is in them. That’s what he came to arouse within the human soul. He emphasises the permanence of this divine within by declaring …
“I will not leave you orphaned...in a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live.”
“On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.”
Here is the great and most profound truth of our existence. Jesus has revealed that the ultimate divine is indelibly evident within our very existence, so that just as the risen Jesus and the divine can now be seen as one, so are we one with the risen Jesus and the divine.
‘Yes we repeat, he who has eyes to see let him see and he who has ears to hear let him hear.’
LIVING THIS TRUTH
Like any birth the life must be lived and in that living the reality of the life grows and develops into great maturity. The essence of this divine life is love and Jesus emphasises this in his guidance to them. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me.: and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.
If you love, you will keep my commandments…And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the spirit of truth. The essential nature of the human being is spirit and its nature is love, that is the greatest truth one can ever comprehend.
Jesus resurrection was an outward display of this inward reality. Hence our call to live the resurrection life.