Bryan Stevenson, like MARTIN Luther King Jr. before him, and JESUS Christ before them - are ALL unconditional lovers of HUMANITY.
They are the PHYSICAL EXAMPLES of the Holy Spirit’s "spiritual manifestation" on earth. They SELFLESSLY did what NO ONE else was DOING. The REASON was that the benefit was not for themselves, but FOR "others!"
IMAGINE for a moment MARTIN moving instead to say San Diego, California in 1955 and NOT Montgomery Alabama. OR, JESUS saying, “To hell with you ungrateful devils” and instead moving to India and away from Jerusalem. OR, Bryan, a Harvard Law school graduate who decides INSTEAD of SAVING PEOPLES LIVES from CRUEL AND VERY UNUSUAL PUNISHMENTS in the south, opts instead to practice maritime law on the big island of Hawaii.
SEE HOW selfless decision-making effects us all?
WHAT makes men like JESUS, MARTIN, and BRYAN do what they do? LOVE. Unconditional, selfless Love brought about by the Will FOR Truth.
You shall KNOW THE TRUTH and the TRUTH shall set you free.
When Martin TOLD US about his dream and Jesus WROTE in the sand, they were BOTH attempting to TELL US, “You got it all WRONG.”
As Bryan’s team at EJI.org continues writing in the sand the dream of Martin is becoming a REALITY. The REASON is simply Bryans' COURAGEOUS EFFORT to never give in to hatred.
Once we "give in" to hatred we lose the SPIRITUAL COMPONENT needed to overcome oppression. REASON being, "hatred" is what has made a SPIRITUAL RECONCILIATION necessary. The spiritual component for the Born Again Christian is Jesus Christ's teachings, IMPLEMENTED. The PRACTICAL APPLICATION of loving thy enemies is shown by what Martin ACCOMPLISHED.
Unconditional Forgiveness of those we "hate" restores sanity to OUR MIND. Thus allowing GOD'S VENGEANCE to, "deal with our enemies."
To BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND the LOVE INSIDE the minds of men like BRYAN, MARTIN, and JESUS, WE MUST first undergo a personal inner psychological transformation that is nothing short of MIRACULOUS. Jesus Christ calls IT the Atonement. It begins by us SEEING our own wants and needs as NO DIFFERENT from our brothers’ and sisters’ "wants and needs."
We MUST as followers and "practical applicators" of the teachings of Jesus Christ disregard race, sex and sexual preferences, religious beliefs, social status, "past-crimes" - and ANYTHING that is MENTALLY DIVISIVE altogether, as we unconditionally forgive with the INTENT to EXPERIENCE the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
Love is an INSIDE JOB before the Effects of the Atonement are SEEN. Reason being, we were taught wrong about Love and hate. Hate does not love and love does not kill. SO, to learn to unconditionally Love again, is not to DIE.
The Awareness of "deathlessness" comes to the DISCIPLES MIND, the "Kingdom of God", by their WILLINGNESS to Unconditionally Forgive, thus Love everyone for NO REASON.
Loves got EVERYTHING to do with IT.
“IT” being - SANITY.
Love suspends judgment and restores sanity. Ask yourself right now, as you read these words. What is your purpose here and how long do you have left "in time?"
Without purpose, this "temporary hallucination" is meaningless at best.
THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR!
There is no better way to USE TIME waiting on the Second Coming. The Second Coming of Jesus is the RESURRECTION of Christ (Consciousness) within the Kingdom of God. (Luke17:21) - There is nothing more Jesus-like, for the Christian, than to HELP OTHERS out of their PERSONAL SUFFERING as Bryan Stevenson has DEMONSTRATED needs to be done!
As we teach a resurrected Savior and not a dead Jesus Christ waiting in an after death heaven, the Holy Spirit PROVES Jesus' resurrection from the crucifixion.
Ask the Lord in silent prayer and meditation WHAT do you want me to do? Then, when the Answer comes - it will come, be patient - DO NOT RECONSIDER.
"It always seems impossible until IT'S DONE."
~ Nelson Mandela
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