What if all truly great things begin with a "what if"?
What if we were all to drop the coverings of "conservative", "liberal", etc.? How could we relate without the notion of "better" and "bad"? What if the Divine Consciousness (commonly referred to as "God") were to ask of us to put aside all of our ideas about "good enough" or not "good enough"? What if Yeshua the Poet (commonly referred to as Jesus the Christ) were to ask of us to forget forever every idea that we have about any of our sisters or brothers as being worthy, or not, of love without limits?
What if this "What if Jesus" has really renewed, through his every expression of love, us each and all in the Divine Likeness? And what if that which we are invited to experience as our essential nature is laughter without end? And what if Rumi the Ecstatic was right on the mark when he wrote that how we make love is how the Divine will be with us? And what if the pursuit and practice of Social Justice was known by all to be the public display of our aptitude in bed?
What if we finally drop our justifications and excuses -- and become the vital agents of the liberation and rEvolution that is possible? The pagans, bohemians, beats, and hippies were all closer to the essence of the "What if Jesus" than the theologians who divined original sin and pinned it on Jesus... And what about the rest of us with our slurry of creeds and heroes who are hell bent on fostering every possible division for easier access to the perks and privileges of endless profit and power... When are we going to open our eyes, unplug our ears, and read and hear the Holy Gospel of the Universe singing out in an endless "Hallelujah": "We were created by Love, for Love, to become Love" (Simone Weil)...?
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.