Passing through—unharmed

"But he passing through the midst of them went his way." Luke 4:30; This Bible verse tells how Jesus walked through a violent mob bent on pushing him off a cliff. Even in the midst of antagonism, Jesus acted with the love and calm of the Christ, his eternal spiritual selfhood. Jesus was inseparable from the character of the Christ. This is what enabled him to go his way.

I was once in a situation that I felt was similar to the one described in Luke. For several years during the last week of classes, water balloon fights had broken out regularly on the lawn of my school. Although simply water battles at first, they always turned into bloody fights and bitter racial conflict, with a gang from another school joining in.

Mortal mind talks only to itself!
May 26, 1980

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