The Cup of Suffering
When we think of Jesus Christ, Yeshuay, Yeshu Christu….what comes to mind, especially during this Season? When we think of the suffering that Jesus Christ endured for all of Mankind, do we not think that we may undergo suffering in the earthly sense, if we call ourselves servants of the Father of Creation, who says His Ways are not of the world’s ways, but beyond them? The Cup of Suffering. What does this mean to you? If the Son of God, Yeshu Christu, was not exempt from suffering earthly trials and temptations, what makes you think that you are? If God says His Ways are not of the world’s; why do you think that His Blessings conform to the ways of this world? Why do you think His Discipline, to us as His Children, does?
Those who are bound and defined by the world’s ways do not understand the way of life to that of the Eternal Kingdom. In fact, such a person who demonstrates this way of life is mocked and persecuted, in the worldly sense. However, was it not advised to us that we should, “fear not whom that can kill the physical body; but whom can kill the soul thereafter….” If you look at anyone that was a disciple of God’s Divine Laws of Unconditional Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy, we see that they were not accepted by the worldly standards of a person. In fact, they were often outcasted, and led a very humble life. The spirit of such a person, can be felt from miles to km’s away, due to the love and kindness that they exude from their souls which are rooted in the Divine Holy Spirit, and His Guidance. Such love can not be denied, even by the coldest of hearts. Such a soul’s ways are not understood by those who define themselves by the world’s ways. Such souls are not defined by their flawed human nature. But yet these souls continue to perservere, just as the many of those who walked before.
Our sufferings on this earth, which are the result of following, faithfully, the Will of God for our life, is what God will see all of these mistreatings, as the injustice to which will one day bow down to Jesus Christ, when He returns. The more we allow for the Scripture to take root within us, the more we will see that the things that are valued in this world, are nothing in value, in comparison, to those which are of great value in the Eternal Kingdom of the Father of Creation. The Cup of Suffering. If Jesus Christ, as God’s Son, was not exempt, how could we expect the same of our lives. As God’s Son, He came to live here in the poorest and most humble of earth’s circumstances, when He could have come to the richest of earthly circumstances…but He didn’t. This is the extent to which God, the Father of Creation went through to show us that the things of great value in this world, have no meaning or value in His Eyes, and in His Eternal Kingdom. They are of no reflection of either. If they were, He would have made His Son’s life, trial and temptation free….and given Him an earthly life of that of the King that He is. But did not do so.
The Cup of Suffering. Through this, God shows us that it is the refinement of the soul within each vessel (that we call the body) that is of most value. This refinement comes from going against the grain of the ways of this world; and to follow God’s Divine Laws of Unconditional Love, Mercy, and Nonviolence. It requires of us to endure the ridicule and persecution that will come from souls that are lost from the Path to the Eternal Kingdom, because they can not comprehend what it means to lead a life dedicated in demonstrating the Unconditional Love to which Jesus Christ demonstrated on the Cross, at Calvary.
The Cup of Suffering. Remember what Jesus Christ endured, willingly, for the sake carrying out God, the Father of Creation’s Will, for Mankind.