The only purpose of God in creating the universe
was that it be a communion of souls in love.
Christ is the center/goal/perfection/paradigm of communion
so the meaning of Christ extends to
all people/all civilizations/all planets/all universes.
The only purpose of all spiritual practice
is to help you become an awakened human being –
a loving/contemplative sage full of God here and now –
which is the true nature of who you already are anyway –
so the end of the journey is its beginning.
Discovering your True Self can be a great relief –
you no longer have to protect/project/promote
an ideal self-image – your False Self.
Your True Self was always there and always will be
so you can relax and be yourself – flaws and all.
Awareness that life is flawed is the beginning of wisdom
and the beginning of anxiety is when a flawed being
becomes aware of its future non-being.
Today, the “Way of the Cross” involves
becoming aware of our flaws/limitations/sins
abandoning perfectionism/pursuing wholeness/
dying to our ego and finding our True Self
which may be exquisitely painful
but it focuses on growth not transient happiness.
Today we are blessed with tools like the Enneagram
which helps us understand
the depths of our darkness
and paradoxically allows us to grasp
the heights of our True Self
the divine image and likeness of God within
which longs to go without
and join others in forming
a communion of souls in love.