Jesus shows up a few weeks ago and He says, "Steve, I'm bigger than Me".
You see, I had been considering the things of meditation as I pursued healing from the previous 18 months or so. Fighting and persevering through life's trials had taken its tole and I was simply worn out.
In the midst of feeling like my relationship with Jesus simply didn't provide the tools I needed in my moments, I resumed counseling with a professional and she mentioned meditation as a coping tool.
Didn't bother me a bit, in fact I welcomed the suggestion because I so desired to simply sit, rest, release and relax. I had pictured myself meditating.
But my 'old' Christian baggage questioned the wisdom in exploring anything that might be aligned with eastern culture, religion, or Buddha.
But I got over so much of that years earlier when I realized I needed some anti-depressants.
So why this concern what ___________ might think?
Was it What Jesus might think? Or Friends? Or Family?
To hell with it, so,...
I listened to a CD of an American born ordained Buddhist Nun named Pema Chodron and she was explaining the writings of a monk from 750 years or so ago. It is amusing because during the recorded "talk" Pema breaks the writing down 'verse by verse' sounding an awful like she could be reading the book or Proverbs from the bible.
Cool material, cool woman, good stuff.
As I pondered this new path I never pictured walking it without Jesus, It wasn't Him that I was disappointed in, rather that my humanity and its associated experiences were so God Damned Hard.
So I simply asked Him, "J Bomb, you got any problem with this stuff"? (J Bomb = Jesus Bomb)
and He says, "Steve, I'm bigger than Me".
I know now what He means and perhaps we'll explore that in the future, but in the mean time, What say you? Is GOD bigger than Jesus?