Like him, we are all sons and daughters of god
October 18th 2011
When Jesus said, ‘The Father and I are one’, he was summarizing the greatest mystery of religion. And one day we too must be able to say the same words. Some will say, ‘Yes, but we’re not Jesus. He was the son of God, whereas we are sinners.’ The Church has tried to make Jesus the equivalent of God himself, the second person of the trinity, the Christ, a cosmic principle, thus creating an infinite distance between him and human beings. But is this the truth? Jesus himself never said such a thing; he never claimed to be essentially different from other people. He said he was the son of God, but he did not claim this divine lineage for himself alone but emphasized the divine nature of all humans. Otherwise, what would be the meaning of the phrases ‘Our Father in heaven,’ ‘Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect’ and also ‘The one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these’?