Tenrikyo - The Reason of Heaven
This universe is the body of God.
Ponder this in all matters.
Date: 8/29/01 10:10:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (kuniharu shimizu)
80-86 Part 6
The story of creation reveals the true identity of all of us. It is the old story as well as the present story that affects profoundly on the way we view ourselves and the world.
The story tells, first of all, the reason for our being, the Joyous Life. Further, it tells that we are all the same in that we borrow the body from God the Parent, and are allowed free use of the mind. It tells how much God's providence(work, care and time) were involved in creating humankind and the world.
In appreciation of God's providence, we use unsparingly the body and mind for the well-being of the others, the community, and the society, in another words, for building the world of joyous life.
John emphasized "alone", "difficult" and "conferred with them". I think that these emphases are very appropriate.
End of my comment
All human bodies are things lent by God.
With what thought are you using them?