The greatest sin of Western Christians and Americans in general is forgiveness. It was a commandment to forgive because often our interpretations that we judge by are misconceptions because we got them from society and not from the SPIRIT.
The most unforgiving who refuse to move to joy and profit from blame are those that have profited their whole lives from using shame and blame. They gain power through when they feel powerless by shaming others. They do not take responsibility for what they draw to themselves or that they have anything to do with it.
Four Indians enter a mosque and begin the prostrations.
Deep, sincere praying.
But a priest walks by, and one of the Indians, without
thinking, says, “Oh,
are you going to give the call to prayer now? Is it time?”
The second Indian, under
his breath, “you spoke. Now your prayers are invalid.”
The third, “Uncle, don’t scold him!
You did the same thing. Correct yourself.” The fourth,
“Praise to God, I
have not made the mistake of these three.” So all four
prayers are interrupted, with
the three faultfinders being more at fault than the
original speaker. Blessed
is one who sees his weakness, and blessed is one who, when
he sees a flaw in someone
else, takes responsibility for it. Because, half of any person
is wrong and weak and off
the path. Half! The other half is dancing and swimming and
flying in the invisible joy. You
have ten open sores on your head. Put what salve you have
on yourself. And point out
to everyone the dis-ease you are. That’s part of getting
well! When you lance yourself
that way, you become more merciful and wiser. Even if you
don’t have a particular
fault at the moment, you may soon be the one who makes some act notorious.
self-satisfied. Lucifer lived eons as a noble angel. Think
what his name means now.
Don’t try to be famous until your face is completely washed
of any fear. If your beard
hasn’t grown out, don’t joke about someone’s smooth chin.
Consider how Satan swallowed
soul poison, and be grateful that you taste only the
sweetness of being warned.