03 April 2015

tHe sPiRiT of eAsTeR ...


This Spirit is not dead, the Spirit that ... “stands for liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion, the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property, liberation from shackles and restraint of government. That stands for social order based on free grouping of individuals” (Emma Goldman defining Anarchism) ...
Human greedy systems come and go and they all try to destroy and kill this spirit... But the truth of what we celebrate at Easter, is that This Spirit is and will always be alive...


Jesus was the friend of the poor, the oppressed, the friend of humble farmers and fishermen, friend of prostitutes, adulterous women and men, friend of non-religious corrupt tax collectors who felt unworthy of Love, Jesus was hated, threatened and a threat to religious “authorities” and leaders , a threat to the current government, an imperialistic slave based dictatorship, a threat for teaching the revolutionary idea that in fact people don´t really need political or religious government for anything... they needed God and each other, to Love and be Loved... this kind of thought led him to be killed...

Jesus was part of a homeless community of beggers, some rich, some poor, they became brothers and sisters, living dependent on other people´s hospitality and generosity, some had some income that was shared for all, and there was always enough for everyone´s needs... they were radical, only a few dared to join, they would have no individual property, it was all common and shared, elders and children were being taken care of, there was no fear, stress or worry about retirement, health or education, there was no division of classes, race, culture or religion, it was a big mix... yes, they were never perfect and most definitely failed many times, they had probably many misunderstandings and divergencies but that would only lead to dialogue, resolution, common agreement, forgiveness and restitution... they were a powerful example that community can work, and there was no need for any centralized authoritarian government to care for anyone... if we only take our own responsibility and care for each other...

For this Jesus was persecuted, and killed... his followers were persecuted and killed... today we, who stand for the same values, are persecuted and killed...

they were threatening the  greedy “power and money” system that needs blind people, “puppet” people to feed that system... this community was a living example defying the “powerful” and the “rich”... they chose not “to play the game”...

For this Jesus was killed ... or so they tried... the religious and the political “authorities”... But the plan failed, and keeps failing, because this Spirit can never die ... and that´s what I will celebrate this Easter...
This Spirit is Alive today, and will never die ... Love was, is and will always be stronger than death... or any other system that tries to kill Love ...

Christ is still today the friend of the despised and excluded... the poor, the needy, the gay, the orphan, the prostitute, the junky, the thief, the one in prison, the one in debt, the single parent, the one with Aids, the victims and perpetrators of so many injustices, the disabled, the woman who made an abortion, the homeless, the illegal immigrant, the ones who go mad, too sensitive for this world, the ones who take their own lives,  the ones who mourn, the wives beaten by their husbands, the broken, the desperate, the ones who starve, me, you...etc...etc...

This Spirit of Christ was spread everywhere, in all and through all, when Jesus rose from the dead... That is what I want to celebrate at Easter ...

Through us today , still a minority group of faithful people, willing to speak and act for Justice, this Spirit is still a threat to the corrupt and greedy current systems, this Spirit is still alive today, and therefore is no surprise the system tries to kill it, over and over, generation pass generation...

But this Spirit cannot be killed... this is the message of Easter ... This Spirit is alive, forever, in you and me, everywhere, hopefully one day, in everyone...
Yes, some are still blind, yes, some are still greedy for more... and this Spirit tells us not to judge also, it tells us in fact that "they do not know what they are doing", it tells us to Love even our enemies, even those who persecute us ... this is the Spirit... and so often is threatened to be killed ...

Love is always stronger than death...
The more the system tries to kill it, the more it grows ...

2 comments:

Emma Cowan said...

thank you for the easter message.

Melanie Clark Pullen said...

I'm so excited that you are back blogging. I preached just this message last Sunday in my little church outside Dublin and I'm speaking at a Climate Gathering this Monday night called Prophetic voices, trying to inspire people of faith to engage with the issues. Bless you and Emma and the land. Hope to meet you one day. I'm so inspired by your work.