I believe we are in the world but not of the world, as Jesus has said. We are worthy and valuable just as we are, and not measured by what we do for the living. We can be in the system yet we can also live above the system, knowing that abundance is our natural state. The monetary socioeconomic system, as the Zeitgeist documentary has shown, creates artificial scarcity and false debts when in fact everything in the universe belongs to us because we are all the children of the universe, and no one owes anything to anyone or to the universe.
I believe Jesus came to show us it is possible to live in a totally different mindset from the world by creating a new reality called the kingdom of God, in which we awaken to our true identity as beloved children of God/universe, and no one is greater than the other, and everything in the universe belongs to us. We see a glimpse of the kingdom manifested on earth in the way the early church share their possessions with one another and no one lacked anything. Similarly, we can all manifest this reality today as we share our gifts, talents and possessions with one another in this natural ecosystem.
- John Caputo – What would Jesus deconstruct? (themysteryofchrist.wordpress.com)
- Our true worth as human beings and children of the universe