This you might think is a very personal sharing when I express to you how you can meet Jesus as I have done.
It is meant to be heart full, because I believe this is how Jesus lived, not from head but heart.
When we think of Jesus we think of a very stoic personality.
However, the Jesus I discovered was far from that.
In fact, how I met Jesus was not only in a dream, but also once I gained from Him this powerful trait PERSONABLENESS or being therer for others.
Needless to say in what I present I am merely His apprentice.
Now for a moment I have you in suspense. But what I discovered in Him may even surprise you. And what is that trait you are probably asking?
Jesus is very approachable and will come to you like He is a long lost friend. Jesus is probably the very most personable personality you could ever meet. In fact, I created this same goal myself. And once I became more personable, I found Jesus myself.
So I would like to share with you how you can meet Jesus yourself. So here are a few simple ways you can meet Him too.
1. Jesus believes that all of us human kind are family and we are all children of a very loving Father. In fact, it was Jesus who always talked with His Father all His life.
When you begin to talk with Father daily as one person to another as Jesus, your life too will change and instead of being theoretically believing we are all family, instead it will swell up in your heart, so that you will gain this heartfelt quality that everyone is family, and with everyone you meet. I believe that Mother Teresa on the streets of Calcutta believed in this same philosophy too.
2. You melt with everyone you meet. What I mean is that you melt, is that everyone you meet to recognize them as one of your brothers or sisters. Because we are all family even those who do badly, are still a part of my family.
The only thing I think is when Jesus was on the cross and He said, ”Father forgive them for they know not what they do”. I examine His statement from another perspective as I rephrase it, “They know not who they are”. I believe it is not only the people who are bad, but many people all over the world, don’t know they are members of this huge wonderful Father’s family on earth.
3. Once you gain a relationship with the Father and also begin to from heart believe everyone you meet is your brother or sister, is when your soul kicks in. It is as if you experience your whole being as we are all one soul.
4. What you begin to do is that you begin to become kind and think about others and not just yourself. Just as Galileo discovered that the sun doesn’t circle around the earth. You begin to recognize that you and everyone else revolve around your Father’s love. He is love, so you gain love of self and other vicariously.
5. This last trait is so important is because you learn to LISTEN. Not only listen to the Father after you approach Him in private prayer. But you also learn to listen to other human beings. Learning to listen to all of your brother and sisters in need helps you become attractive. Not that you set out to become this way, but as a bee moves from flower to flower, you seem to naturally love everyone you meet.
Let’s face it, we all want someone to listen to us, so once you begin to listen and not just to talk, everyone wants to be your friend. And like Jesus who was one of the best listeners ever, you will gain this trait too.
So my desire to become a PERSONABLE human being is once I became more this way in person whether in my congregation, or in a store, or whomever I might meet, is how I met Jesus and how you can meet Him too. Here is a quote fr0m Madeline Pecora Nugent on that subject which I would like to share.
“RECENTLY a film called Son of God made its round of movie theaters. The film uniquely portrayed the life of Jesus straight through his Ascension, whereas most movies about Jesus seem to end with his death.
In this film, Jesus is personable. There’s a scene where Jesus sees Peter at the seashore, preparing to go fishing. Jesus asks if he needs any help. Peter declines. He can do it on his own. As he pushes away from the shore, Jesus watches. Then, as if prompted interiorly, he strides into the water and climbs into Peter’s boat. Peter, incredulous at this boldness, asks, “What are you doing?” to which Jesus replies, “Going fishing.” Peter shrugs and they set out. The pickings are slim and Peter is discouraged. Jesus then tells him to cast the net again in a certain spot, and now he can hardly pull it in for the huge number of fish. Peter looks at Jesus, wondering, “How did you do that?” Jesus ignores the question, saying, instead, “Come with me. We have work to do.” “What are we going to do?” Peter asks. Jesus replies, “Change the world.”…..
The Son of God movie portrayed this aspect of Christ well. While he looked as human and unextraordinary as anyone else, while his clothes were dusty from walking and his hair dishevelled from the wind, he, nevertheless, had an authority about his gentleness. He said clearly what Christ says in the Gospels. “Others tell you to do this, but I say to do this.” He pointed to himself as the authority, even though there was nothing in him physically to make us pay attention to him. What caught our attention was his poise, unassuming confidence, and love.”
So whenever I see you, I hope I am personable enough that you will find the Jesus you are searching for in me.