Happy Easter Everyone.
Today, Christians from around the world celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. At the same time, there are many who also follow and honor Jesus (Yeshua, in Aramaic and Hebrew) but in a way that is consistent with their socio-religious thoughts and culture. Overall, there is something that unites all those who honor Jesus (or who at least say they do): empathy. This is actually the definitive message of the Dalai Lama as he travels the world. Empathy is the way we disarm hatred, discord, false judgement, and more. Empathy is the way out of war and unnecessary conflict. This was the very heart of Jesus' message, I believe. I have studied the Bible my entire life and have studied and prayed with many different sectors of the Christian faith. So, how can mankind overcome all the division in this world right now. It is very simple....just follow this one commandment of Jesus...which goes like this..."whatever you do to the least of men (and women)...you do to me". Think about this the next time you put down someone. Think about how it hurts to be falsely judged or criticized. Agree? Empathy. One simple word. A way to unify humanity and help get us all out of war, conflict, sickness, disease, and more. If there is anything pleasing to Jesus....I seriously believe it is in following this very simple commandment. Thanks. Happy Easter. Regards, Keith