by Glen Swartwout
The TRUTH is, we are all one family… and We Love Us!
Betroth means to enter an agreement to marry or join in holy union. The truth is that we are created to be in communion with our fractal source by our nature. All that may be lacking is our agreement! We are the cells in God’s body… and like the cells in our own biological bodies lack communication of identity, nutrition and cleansing, we experience degeneration of functionality in that tissue.
Initiation of the Communion:
The sacrament of baptism follows and affirms, either directly or by authority of parenthood or guardianship, the soul’s participation in the truth of the biological baptism we have each gone through with the breaking of the waters of life, in which the membrane of the amniotic sac ruptures either before, during, or occasionally after birth. Children born within an intact amniotic sac are thought in some cultures to be destined to be healers. Baptism is an anointing with water, also called a Christening. Christ means anointed. In order to fulfill all righteousness, for Jesus to be King of Israel, he was also anointed head to toe with the oil of Kanebosem, Myrrh, and Cinnamon (in olive oil) described in Exodus, after which he spent 40 days in the desert receiving visions.
The sacrament of confirmation applies when the viable soul has developed maturity to a level of reason or sentience, and positively affirms the union of divine love with the source as a voluntary act of the will.
The sacrament of the eucharist reveals the mystical truth that as spirits, we do not live on earthly food alone, but on the Word of God. When Jesus broke bread and shared wine with his apostles at the last supper, he said “this is my body” and “this is my blood.” When God uses a pronoun such as “this” He is referring to all the infinite possible meanings and their unique individual nuances. This revelation of the Truth was quite difficult for many followers at the time, and many even left to try and integrate the apparent cannibalistic reference. While the sacramental use of bread and wine traces back to the priest-king Melchizedek (meaning “My King Righteous”), Jesus revealed the truth that we live in God, that every food we eat is God’s body, and every drink is God’s blood, though the act of priestly consecration confers a special type of presence, in which in some cases the transubstantiation of the wheat or wine actually transforms visibly to our senses, a non-local presence of our Lord’s type AB blood or heart tissue, showing that He is indeed present there, in body, blood, soul and divinity.
Healing as a Reunion:
Spiritual healing and growth is the focus of the sacrament of reconciliation, or confession and penance. When we speak the truth, we free ourselves. Too often we live mired in a culture where all around us there is pretense. We pretend even to ourselves that what is so is not. Forgiveness allows us to forget, and move forward. Otherwise, we continue to live life knee deep in the muck of our own judgements. This is why we say “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” Our judgement is of our own making, day by day. And the truth can set us free…