In Mark chapter nine, verse 35, Jesus tells us, “Whoever wants to be first must be take last place and be the servant of everyone else.” Jesus says this in response to finding out that his disciples were arguing about who was the greatest.
Over and over in the Gospels, Jesus tells us that heaven and its inhabitants operate in a completely different way than those on earth. Humans ascribe to superficial hierarchies, and Jesus teaches us that in the spiritual world it is the condition of the heart that is judged.
It doesn’t matter to God and Christ if we gain human acclaim or wealth or material goods or status of any kind. Jesus makes it clear in his teachings that our love and service of others is what he and God value more than anything.
He takes many opportunities in the New Testament to encourage us to include the disabled and disadvantaged, rather than seeking the approval of high-status people, or limiting our circle to family and friends. He repeatedly tells us that we need to give of ourselves to those in need and not to insulate ourselves from the struggles of others.
When I interacted with Christ as the consciousness of the sun, I felt him surround me with his overwhelming unconditional love. I finally understood the depth of love that allowed him to come here and to face such brutality and suffering so that he could explicitly explain to us how to receive purification of our souls through repentance and forgiveness of sin.
It is his service to all of us that he wants us to emulate, and for us to connect to his love and peace so that we can bring it through our own hearts into the world and share it with everyone we interact with. It is by these standards of love, service, and forgiveness that we will be judged by Christ and God.
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