Mathew Fox is surely one of the greater thinkers in our times. His ideas are forward, bold, fearless, searching and inspiring. “Stations of the Cosmic Christ” by Fox and Bishop Marc Andrus won’t disappointment in any of these lofty achievements, nor Joanna Macy’s cover comment on the book, “…It celebrates the sacred at the heart of the universe.”
There is no universal theology, but there is a universal experience Jesus tells us in A Course in Miracles. I’m sure “Stations of the Cosmic Christ” demonstrates this message from Jesus. Christ is in us, all of us. No matter what our eyes or ears seem to tell us. Trapped in an ego mind, however, which is what the made up world is, is aimed at the maintaining of the bondage of self. We really have no chance of making the world a better place by hoping that somehow we’ll finally get it right doing the same things over and over again, after which God in cosmic love demonstrates again and again: man has no will or mind, or anything really, separate from its Source, God if you will. We are one and only as One do we awaken to the connection we have in Great Unity with God. Christ is the path to this, and the only path, albeit under other names. Jesus came to tell us and demonstrate this one truth, ever reminding us there’s no way to God except through Christ, our true identity. His message also tells us this practically achieved by us the oneness of the forgiving thought, upon letting go of all un-forgiving thouths.
One of the adventures of Fox’s book is that we are invited to believe in the Oneness of the Spirit in us, Christians call Christ. The name is not what is important, but the function of our lives in relation to it is. Our brothers and sisters in this place we seem to live all have the same interest and because this is irrevocably true, my interests cannot be seen as more or less than yours.
There is a truly remarkable Martin Luther King quote in “Stations of the Cosmic Christ” which I will carry with me always as a reminder about what is true in this world, often different than what I see:
“Evil may so shape events that Caesar will occupy a palace and Christ a cross, but that same Christ arose and split history into A.D. and B. C., so that even the life of Caesar must be dated by his name. Yes the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. There is something in the universe which justifies William Cullen Bryant in saying, ‘Truth crushed to earth will rise again.’” p. 98
And a later quote by Buckminster Fuller: “…The Ascension event is reminding us that the Christ presence is felt in the furthest reaches of the universe. We are not just dwellers in our little villages on the modest planet; we share in the cosmic events and we carry the Cosmic Christ within us — the very ‘fullness of the one who fills the universe in all its parts.” p. 144. Thus the forgiveness Jesus teaches us is a cosmic event.
Enjoy this book. It is a masterpiece in our readiness for return to the Kingdom and not to dwell on our identity with religions’ negative interpretation of the crucifixion, but to live the message of promise: Viewing Jeus’ Resurrection in our lives through Christ.
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