Jesus Healed more than just People

One of the core characteristics and legends of Jesus of Nazareth was that he was a healer. He healed lepers. He drove demons from those possessed. He raised Lazareth from the dead! He preached God’s love but went further in showing the power of that love, to heal the sick and afflicted.

His demonstrated Healing Power of Love has always drawn me, and continues to draw me, to Jesus’ story. Even as, over the years, the rituals and dogma of the established religion around Jesus’ teachings have lost their power and appeal to me personally, this aspect (and others) of Jesus’ life hold much value to me.

All this said, I have lately been thinking a lot about another healing aspect of the teachings of Jesus. I have come to see not only Jesus as a healer of the sick and mortal, but also a philosopher and teacher, whose message attempts to heal the rupture between Good and Evil, Masculine and Feminine, Man and Nature. His core message of Love (agape) transcends these boundaries and heals the breach between them.

The old thinking in the Abrahamic tradition was of dualism. (This dualistic view is shared with and perhaps influential in Platonic tradition.)  Man (and the masculine) was godly; Nature (represented by the Serpent) and the feminine (Eve) were sinful/tempting. Prior to the Original Sin, Adam and Eve did not distinguish themselves from each other or from Nature. There was unity and harmony. With the Apple, Eve gave Adam and herself the “Knowledge of Good and Evil”, the original dualism. Now, Nature was something to subdue and conquer, rather than peacefully coexist with. This “knowledge” has led to all sorts of dualistic interpretations — us vs them, believer vs gentile, mankind vs the world.  This was the Original Separation as much as the Original Sin.

Jesus preached a cure to this breach.  Love your enemy; exalt the feminine (Mary Magdalene). Find the good in those you disagree with (the Good Samaritan.) Be at peace, with your fellow “man”, your God, and the world around you.

There need not be a separation between God and Man. There need not be wars fought over the ultimately subtle differences in religious (or political) beliefs. Through the teaching of Jesus, we can use Love to see the commonality between all humans, all belief, all nations. We can also Love God by finding oneness with his Creation — rather than ceaselessly attempt to subjugate it to our will.

The Original Sin was a myth — or at least was able to be overcome by humility and Love.

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