Marianne Williamson introduced me to the reality that when we take down our masks, we discover how alike we are. That seems to tally with my believe that the grand end of life is 5, or 5th – when we fulfill the 5th Commandment, when we see our parents as what they truly are, as fallible humans with stories we don’t really know because they don’t, then we embrace the flawed humanity within which is the Divine. Getting to see, to accept in our heart & express in our lives that core-est of core truths is what our time in this place, at this moment is all about. Coming back to where we began – reflecting resonating reverberating Divine Love.
This is true for EVERYONE – we don’t get to pick & choose. It’s either true for all or for none. On that point, many of our nation’s evangelicals sound to me far more like pharisees than disciples of Christ. The Divine doesn’t run an exclusive, excluding club.
My mother used to tell us that we could not judge anyone, no matter what they did. We could – and should – have judgement around what they do, never around their intent.
“Even HITLER?” we asked, thinking we got her with that one.
“Even Hitler,” she answered, to our shock.
When I set aside my mask, it’s easier to see my spirit kinship with EVERYONE. Everyone’s heart touching, in this time & place, around the world, transcending place & time. Even Hitler’s.