The Messiah Is NOT the Messiah!

Fred Craddock said, “The message of the Messiah is, ‘There is no Messiah!’”

The Messiah is NOT the Messiah!

Our life is our responsibility.

We have to find our life and live it,

with none to help or point the way.

Well, not quite.

We have all the help we need to find the way–

IF we will but attend it!

IF we will but open ourselves to it!

IF we will but learn its language,

and spend the time necessary

on a regular basis

to listen!

All the help we need

is as close as a heartbeat,

as near as our next breath.


There is a catch.

We have to give up our way

in order to be guided to The Way.

We have to hand over our quest

for the life we have in mind for ourselves

in order to live the life our Self has in mind for us.

It is a dilemma as old as the ages

from whence we come.

All are called,

but few have what it takes to heed the directions

and find the way

to the life that is theirs to live

in sync with the heart of life and being.

The Messiah is born anew in each generation

if there are those there prepared

to live the life

Messiah-hood requires:

The life that was theirs to live

before they were born.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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