“…put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3: 10-11)
Putting on the new man is accepting our true identity as the expression of God, of good, of Love itself. This is the message of Christ—that we are loved and loving children of God, the living proof of His Oneness and His perfect Love. Any delay in letting go of the old man, with his personal, limited, selfish, self-defensive, judgmental beliefs and practices is keeping our harmony, health, and joy at bay.
Our renewal is not simply remaking ourselves. It is a release to divine Love’s original concept, His immaculate conception of each of us as perfect, right, brother and sister ideas in a Mind that has only good ideas that naturally harmonize. The recognition and acceptance of our individual identity as God’s own idea must necessarily include the whole of His vision and the law of Life that Christ revealed.
We can’t be “born again,” have our renaissance into the life that God intended, without loving our neighbor as ourselves. The Christ-man is the ideal man who Jesus presented to us and this ideal is every one of us. There are no distinctions, no material or physical classifications, in spiritual Truth. Christ is the true idea of God and of man, every man, and to be His image, we must accept this fact. The Creator made no separations. He made a perfect idea and expression of Himself and this man and woman is to be seen in every place, because God is in every place.
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