Post by Rogier van Vlissingen on Apr 9, 2007 20:39:39 GMT -5
quote The disciples said to him, "Your brothers and your mother are standing outside." He said to them, "Those here who do what my Father wants are my brothers and my mother. They are the ones who will enter the Father's Kingdom. unquote
Form: Disciples in lieu of followers, and capitalisation of "Father" and "Kingdom." Curiously Pursah is not consistent in her support for the innovation from the Jesus Seminar, "God's Divine Rule," and sometimes reinforces the traditional language of the Kingdom, which is also used throughout the Course.
Content: This is another one of Jesus' clear comment on special relationships long before he coined the phrase in the Course. Very evidently this statement highlights how our special relationships in the world serve merely to substitute for our real Holy Relationship through the joining with Jesus in doing God's will, which is the path of salvation, and acceptance of the Atonement in the Course's language.