Homo-Sapiens

HOMO SAPIENS

Matthew 22:15-22

    We are each classified as “homo-sapien”, meaning “wise person” in Latin.

God created us with the ability to choose wisely, to make decisions that bring fulfillment to ourselves and others.

    Carl  Jung once asked the question “What is my myth? We all have myths that guide us. It is the myth or sometimes the myths we choose that decides how wise we are.

    Jesus was challenged by the Phariseess about his myth:

“Now tell us what you think about this? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”. .Jesus said: “Well then give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God?”

        The “myth” to which Jesus gives the utmost loyalty loyal is described in his words: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, mind and soul, and thy neighbor as thyself.”

     This is a  myth which has no labels, meets people where they are, and is non-judgmental. In this election season we need to remember that our attitudes and actions determine the future, and as Martin Luthr King, Jr., so bluntly summed it up: “We must love as brothers and sisters or perish as fools.”

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    ” Out beyond ideas of wrong doing or right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there when the soul lies down in that grass. RUMI. Translated by Coleman Barks

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Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164

http://www.temenos.org

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