The Son's decisions and power to act come from the Father, the Source, the One.
Religious history often depicts temples as sacred places where God is present and is known. But what kind of temple?
Christ consciousness is a term that is often seen as New Age woo-woo, but it has deep and genuine mystical roots, and I think it is the future of Christianity.
We often have a literal conception of Jesus' return, but the spiritual-mystical realization infinitely outshines it.
What masks do we wear? What roles do we play? What self do we think we are? It is probably not the true Self. Coming out goes deep within.
Jesus became a symbol of the "Lamb of God," the flip side of the "scapegoat" of the egoic enemy.
Is it seeing a man with brown hair, a beard, and a white robe? Or is there much more to the "Christ" than this?
What is the relationship between mysticism and religion? It is perhaps a cycle, which begins in mysticism and ends in fundamentalist dogmatic religion, and politics, where it begins again.
Many traditions have a messiah who is thought will come to redeem them and the world. There is perhaps a mystical interpretation of this messianism.
Are we to strive for perfectionism, or are we to realize the wholeness that already exists within our true Self, our essential divine nature?