MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN

THe narrow road leading to the narrow gate is not an easy road for  mortal humankind to successfully follow _______ now scroll down for more..

There is nothing else. Nothing!

Whilst some are blessed with a simple, enduring and unquestioning faith, others, like myself, seek over many years, answers, which, whilst going some way to satisfying the intellect, does little to make faith more understanding until there comes the final AWAKENING that we are not here to understand but to have faith in and to Love, God.

At the last supper, Christ told His apostles, those who were closest to Him, to 'Take, eat' and not 'Take, understand' for He knew that complete understanding of God and His Kingdom lies far beyond mankind's intellectual ability to comprehend.

Humanity possesses a level of cognitive powers which enables and encourages a seeking after answers, and we see this every day in the advances made by science and technology. But for those things which lie outside the understanding of science and that of our everyday experience (such as our spirituality) we must approach differently and on trust.

We take much on trust and on the word of those we trust. The unscientific among us nevertheless believe in atoms; the existence of the universe; evolution plus much more besides because the scientists (good authority) say they are so. No one can prove by objective reasoning alone that atoms exist or that historical events actually happened and so we accept the latter occurred due to records being kept by those believed to be 'good authority' figures who were present at the time they took place.

As Christians we were told by Christ, the Incarnate God - and what better aquthority than He - that only two things really matter in this life. To Love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love others as ourselves. We are told on the excellent authority and words of the Son of God Himself that those two Commandments sum up the whole of the Law and the Prophets and that if they are obeyed to the very best of our ability then Eternal Life with God in His Kingdom will be ours.

For anyone curious about the true meaning of the word Love, its explanation - given to Paul by the excellent authority of the Holy Spirit - appears in Paul's letter to the Corinthians (1Corinthians 13) The agape love about which he writes is certainly not that emotional sentimentality portrayed by the media.

Forget the rituals; forget the mighty buildings; forget the fancy robes, and let us concentrate all our effort on Loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and loving others (regardless of who they are) as ourselves; for all are made in the image of God.

That is all that is expected of us. The rest is just so much non-essential, frequently misleading and often misdirecting, worldly dross.