Power, Prestige and the Cosmic Christ

We soar like eagles with the Cosmic Christ c. J. P. Mahon, 2013

We soar like eagles with the Cosmic Christ
c. J. P. Mahon, 2013

The Jews are plotting against Jeremiah. His message is unsettling to them and he must go. Rather than listen to what he is saying and coming to a deeper understanding they refuse to abandon their comfortable ways. They have hung the Do Not Disturb sign on the Temple.

In the Gospel, we see Jesus preparing the disciples for his journey up to Jerusalem. The authorities are of the same ilk. Jesus is discomforting them and he has to go. Does Jesus turn back? No, like Jeremiah and the prophets before him, he trudges on knowing full well that he is walking into the jaws of death. Continue reading


[Our church has a weekly soaking prayer service. I led the meditation at last night’s service. I wanted to share this reflection on prayer with you. The quotes from Richard Rohr come from daily messages he sends to subscribers.]

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. (Lk 6:12)

Jesus went to pray. Look at the events leading up to Lk 6:12.

  • He forgave the sins of the paralytic.
  • He chose Levi, a tax collector, and then went to a party at Levi’s house.
  • His disciples plucked grain as they walked through the field on the Sabbath
  • He healed the withered hand of the man in the synagogue on the Sabbath

No wonder Jesus went to be with Abba God. His enemies were on his case. They confronted him on each of these occasions. Continue reading