When faced with bigotry we remember, it is not the body, not the spirit who are master, it is the Christ.

 

Perhaps this is summed up thusly:

 

“Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.”

~Mary Baker Eddy

 

 

Of course if one cannot have compassion and unconditional love, one will never truly win the ultimate battle; the battle of the self,

 

“What sort of religion can it be without compassion?
You need to show compassion to all living beings.
Compassion is the root of all religious faiths.”


–Basavanna; Vacana, 247

 

 

for the battle of the self is the greatest we face; just as the painting is inseperable from the painter, hatred is inseperable from the hater….

 

“The heart of the person before you is a mirror. See there your own form”

 

In the words of Yeshu:

 

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
–Matthew 22.36-40

 

You see, Jesus was not a bigot, but sadly many who walk in his name are.

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