Wise men still seek Him, it is said. Is the wise mind that Dr. Marsha Linehan, PhD describes as accessible to all, similar to what happens when praying “let that mind be in me that is also in Christ Jesus?”
Dr. Linehan developed Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in part from her study of Zen Buddhism. In fact, she is acknowledged as a Zen master although she was raised in the Catholic Church. She remains a Christian.
The concept of mindfulness in a therapeutic setting originated with her, as she recounts in her memoir.
On this day of Epiphany, I would love to know if the Vatican has in its library the historical texts and documents that show that Jesus traveled to the East during His so-called “lost years.” I have read records that He did, but does the Vatican have them also? It’s alleged that the records are there.
Vatican, please confirm or deny, if you would.
In India, He is considered an avatar by at least some still–the original sense of the word. Buddhist texts call Him Saint Issa and document His visiting a Buddhist monastery.
Whatever mind was in the wise men who discerned His Coming and made the trek to honor Him, eluded many if not most where He lived. The High Priests of Israel missed His birth and eventually plotted His demise.
Would the priests of today that represent Him, would they recognize Him today? Would they risk their lives to protect Him from the Herods of today as the wise men did?
This Nativity scene reenactment in the photo took place the night of terrible tornadoes in the Commonwealth, yet over 400 people showed up in Georgetown, Kentucky. It was held at the First United Methodist Church.
How to survive the onslaught of Nature’s fury?
Dr. Linehan had her own epiphany that inspired her work to help those afflicted with suicidal intents. Was her epiphany also from the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world, as it is written? Her work has been shown by research to be the most effective method of intervention to prevent suicide, she recounts in her work.
Saving lives–is that the work of a Savior–indeed, the Messiah? It is also written, by their fruits ye shall know them.
The wise men found and protected Him. They honored Him as well. Their commitment to Life is honored today.
Namaste. (Which means I bow to the light in you).