07 DEATH and DYING - Christopher Mendonca

posted Feb 22, 2018, 8:59 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 9:00 AM ]
Undertaking a spiritual journey is in essence

knowing that one will not complete it

if one does so, immersed as we are all in chronological time.

Abram left Haran with no regrets;

the anticipated joy of reaching a land of promise

was incentive enough, even as he advanced in years.

His belief in the LORD was one way of chasing his dreams

believing in himself, that against all odds

(and there were many) he could make it happen.

When the LORD first made his promise and Covenant, Abram was immersed in chronological time.

Progress was to be measured; there would be ups and downs.

But provided there were more "ups" than "downs",

all would be well.

It was against this mindset

that he tried to have a son through Hagar.

It was a water-shed moment, however,

since he suddenly felt himself

snatched out of chronological time

and inserted into sacred time.

Abram now becomes Abraham.

This was the reason why against all logic,

inconsistent with the prospect of fulfilment,

he willingly agreed to sacrifice the son of the promise – Isaac.

In consenting to his death in chronological time,

he was immersed into the process of dying.