Do we Awaken Possibility?
I am intrigued by the fact that Jesus, with consistency and regularity, called forth possibility in people. In fisherman, tax collectors, prostitutes, blind people and that is just for starters, Jesus called people on to a different way of being and a different sort of life.
Inherent within Jesus’ possibility posture was his sense that people are made in the image of God. Contrary to so much wrongheaded emphasis on original sin, Jesus seems clear that the image of God in us is more original it is the starting point. It was in Genesis and it was with Jesus. That there is a place from which we can operate where ego can be laid down and our bipolar, binary, splitting, fracturing way of seeing each other and much of life can be released. This is part of metanoia, the waking up to a wider reality Jesus is inviting. I have been a fan of Benjamin Zander for some time. I read his book 7 years ago and it was engergizing and powerful. This talk is the same. And while the goal of his talk has nothing to do with Jesus perse I think it does have something to do with Jesus. Enjoy! And if you don’t have 20 minutes right now wait till you do you need to see the whole thing.