The ever-expanding consciousness of the Israelites:
God is transcendent – available to all –
not just their Hebrew tribe –
and God is personal
all came to a head in Jesus
and a new level of consciousness was born
and continued in the Church.
A still higher level of consciousness
came in the 20th century with the discovery
that the human person is not a random accident
but the arrow of evolution – the constant movement
towards greater consciousness/love/freedom/creativity.
And a still higher level of consciousness is emerging:
being Christian not only involves taking care of earthly life
it discloses the true meaning of life on Earth
going beyond humanization to divinization –
God divinizes us – we share in God’s divinity.
The insights that connect us to the Holy One
do not come from discursive thinking
but from radical awe and wonder
and our awareness of mystery and the ineffable –
this is where great things happen in and to the soul.
As Christians we come to truth not just thru our minds
but also thru our bodies when we begin to trust
our own experience/our own intuition/our own heart.
This is because the real religion of human beings
is spirituality – indeed we all secretly know this –
that the spirituality of mystics
is the origin of all the world’s religions.
And so the beat of Jewish consciousness goes on
and this ever-growing consciousness is ‘tikun olam’ –
the constantly evolving/never-ending/evergreening
‘healing of the world.’