Dievas Sūnus, Aštuonerybė, Poreikiai
I studied the gospel of Matthew, which has many of Christ's parables, to see what are the contents of Christ's sayings . I found them to be the following eight:
- 0.What you find is what you love (consider the LostChild metaphor)
- 1.Belong to the Lord, share in the favor of the Lord.
- 2.Wait for the Master, share in the treasure of the Master.
- 3.Follow the Teacher, share in the virtue of the Teacher.
- 4.As you value others, so are you valued.
- 5.As you value the little, so you value the big.
- 6.As you value the fruit, so you value the tree.
- 7.What you believe is what happens (this is the KingdomOfHeaven)
I think they express the same ideas as [IAmStatements Christ's statements "I am..."], but as practical precepts, for us to follow. Christ states them neutrally - the middle six precepts are useful for people both good and bad - because they simply point out the consequences of how we apply our operating principles, with respect to the entirety (as in the case of Christ's statements "I am..." ), or with respect to ourselves.
They also relate to the DirectionsFromTheGood.
What you believe is what happens - this is the fact that there is one truth and so the truth we believe and the truth that happens must be the same truth.
What you find is what you love - this is the fact that there is one love and so God's love for us (through what we find) and our love is the same love.
The other six statements are perhaps extrapolations from love to truth.
- Ką randi tą myli - pasitraukiančio Tėvo požiūris. Kaip tiki, taip ir yra - Sūnaus naivumo požiūris, kad Dievas yra geras.
Ką randi, tą myli
- Luke 15:4-7 Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing. When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, "Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!" I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.
- Luke 15:8-10 Or what woman, if she had ten drachma coins, if she lost one drachma coin, wouldn't light a lamp, sweep the house, and seek diligently until she found it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, "Rejoice with me, for I have found the drachma which I had lost." Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting.''