I have often wondered if I am worthy to “cross over” when I die and what questions might I be asked about me and my life when I get there to determine worthiness.
Whether you believe in any of that or not, it’s still a great hypothetical, if nothing else.
First question I pose to you. It is made up of several questions within the same subject. Where is Jesus from; what land and area? What religion would you say he is? What political affiliation would you think he is? Do you think he was a peaceful, compassionate, caring person?
… and where I’m going with this is here: I believe that everything literally can be answered by asking the question “What would Jesus do?” I know Christians are all over that saying already and by my discernment meter, they are on the right track.
The following are my beliefs about Jesus and mine alone. If you agree, great. If not, great.
I think he would look at every single person on the planet with the exact same absolute compassion in his eyes and unconditional love in his heart. He would hug each and every one of us and probably wash all of our feet.
I DO think that whoever decided to put “God” and “Country” in the same statement was a marketing/ strategical genius. I think that way some people will confuse the laws of the commandments with the laws of the constitution.
Man made laws, to me, are so very different than Gods laws. If we were living by the latter, things would be very different… and I pray that they still will be at some point.
We the people, by the people are the ones who were given free will. What we have chosen as a society says a lot about how far we’ve gotten away from the basics we were given in the beginning. There’s been liberties, interpretation and perception all over the place.
So back to when I die… My assumption is that I actually won’t be asked anything. Indeed, I believe, He who I stand before will already know the story in my heart. And The One and only One who should judge me, will.
If I was asked questions, my bet is that the questions will not be along the lines of “Are you Republican, Democrat or Liberal?” “What country is the greatest?” “How many firearms do you own?” “Who was the best president?” “How much money did you make?” These are all human things – not spiritual things.
I do believe it will matter how I loved myself and others. If I was compassionate and non judgmental. If I took care of the Earth (his greatest gift to us besides free will, I believe) and if I contributed more than I took. If I learned from my mistakes and strived to do better…
What we focus on becomes our reality… so I try not to focus on any of the human things – because those are all things that man has decided to separate and judge ourselves by. And if that’s how you make judgements – that’s up to you. I’m trying to remain focused on The One, not the many.
So today and every day I am trying to be a better human and to be worthy. To love myself, love my creator, love the earth and also love all of you!! And I do.
My ultimate goal for myself is death of ego and pride and to not be so selfish and wasteful. Also, to look at every other human with compassion and care and not in judgement and bias. Because… what would Jesus do??