The Wisdom Jesus
This week guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault introduced us to Jesus, the wisdom teacher.
Jesus was not a priest or a prophet in the usual sense of those terms. Rather, he was a wisdom teacher. He stayed close to the ground of wisdom: the transformation of human consciousness. (Sunday)
How do we put on the mind of Christ? How do we learn to respond to the world with that same wholeness and healing love? That’s what Christian orthodoxy really is all about. It’s not about right belief; it’s about right practice. (Monday)
The hallmark of this awareness is that it sees no separation—not between God and humans, not between humans and other humans. These are indeed Jesus’ two core teachings, underlying everything he says and does. (Tuesday)
“Love your neighbor as yourself”—as a continuation of your very own being. It’s a complete seeing that your neighbor is you. (Wednesday)
We come into existence with a binary egoic operating system already installed. We can make the choice to upgrade. (Thursday)
Everything Jesus did, he did by self-emptying. He emptied himself and descended into human form. And he emptied himself still further, “even unto death on the cross.” (Friday)
Practice: The Divine Alchemy
Cynthia Bourgeault ties the dynamic outpouring of Trinity to Jesus’ path of self-emptying.
The Trinitarian mystery has immediate