Posted 2011-08-11 8:33 AM (#157451) 2011-08-11 8:33 AM (#157451) I was Pondering the significance of the Following Question Wondering if anyone else was also
Subject: I was Pondering the significance of the Following Question Wondering if anyone else was also
Location: Puget Sound, Washington
What is your brother’s need?
Is it any of your business? Should it be any of your business?
Independence, autonomy, privacy . . . they all require and justify self-sufficiency—of you and everyone else! And they do it without a shred of love. “My business is none of your business, and your business is none of my business!” “I’ll take care of myself, and you take care of yourself!” Business practices are structured to protect this theory, ensuring that caring does not occur, and binding it with procedures and laws—rules of conduct which replace caring, keep things “simple,” and appear to be the evidence of “good will.”
But, what is your brother’s need? To be loved. And what is your need? To be love—to look into your brother’s eyes, uphold his divinity, remember God and rediscover who You are! Your brother is your savior—your only means for coming Home—and you are his. This is the divine economy. And caring is the currency.
Abandoning self-sufficiency and engaging in the meeting of needs by means of gift—allowing actions to arise out of caring, without “negotiated exchange” lurking anywhere in the process—this is the miracle. This is the shift of perception I am illuminating. And this is the way I am doing it, tipping the first domino as an apparently “tiny” act of brotherhood, which is nevertheless the beginning of a movement—a sudden shift of perception, a broad shift of perception, a global shift of perception.
“Our Father, who art in heaven, thy will be done on earth.”
That’s the sudden shift of perception I’m talking about. It happens when you look into your brother’s eyes, remember God, and behave accordingly here and now. ~Raj 7/30/11