Jesus was a man who reflected the Light of Christ. He reflected our actual being as the Christ, and the most a body can ever be, is a reflection of the mind.
When the mind becomes pure and unified, it recognizes Itself as the Mind of Christ acim . When that Divine Mind is reflected in a body, you have a reflection of that, but a reflection is not actuality. Christ is a Light that is prior to time.
How Can We Be Reborn In the Light of Christ Within?
We have to stop protecting the crumbling ego self-concept, and expose and release the shame that is hidden in the mind. If you have been judged as a failure, you can now say, “Well, I failed in the past for sure. I was a failure in the past, but it isn’t me. That is not me. I’m alive. I’m reborn again in Christ. I’m fresh and clean and clear in this moment, and I have nothing to do with the self concept.”
Forgiveness allows us to stop protecting the crumbling image that the ego made of us.
When we are reborn in the Light of Christ, when we give all our relationships and everything of time and space over to the Holy Spirit for His purpose, everything changes.
David: “That’s the way my life has been. My experience of the dream of life has fundamentally shifted because my purpose shifted for me. It is for all of us. It can’t be just for this one or that one, because God doesn’t have ‘chosen ones.’”
All are called, and the Course says that few choose to listen. Are you going to be content with that metaphor of “few choose to listen”? Who’s got to listen? I’ve got to listen. I’ve got to follow. I’ve got to be the one! I’ve got to be the one that steps up, and says, “I will answer the Call.” Like Neo in The Matrix became The One.
Jesus wants us to pass by the images of the world and to go for the Light. His goal is to take us into the vision of Christ, which is non-perceptual, to be reborn and feel anew, fresh, and alive. He wants us to be that reflection of the Light of Christ that is shining radiantly within!