Truth has to be lived, not known. Life has to be squeezed to the last drop to the last drop of juice. It is not something to be contemplated upon...drink it.
The last words of Jesus, the God-man to his disciples are profoundly significant. The last supper, the last time when Jesus ate with his disciples before being caught and taken to prison...He was aware that he was going to be caught; the rumor was all around. He was aware that it is possible he may be crucified. So after supper he spoke a few words to the disciples, " Perhaps I may not be ables to see you again. Just remember one thing: you have not been with me to listen to what I say, so that you may write them down later, misinterpreting me; You have been with me to eat me, to drink me, to live me. I may be gone, but you can continue to drink me.
It's that life that needs to be squeezed to the last drop...drink.
Once we have learned, and have known the secret of eating, and drinking and absorbing life like Jesus did, the whole of existence is open up to us. The master is only "a" small window into the universe. Once you come to the master, the window disappears and you are facing the whole existence.
The frame of the window should not become important. Sadly, we have made the "church", that window. That's what has happened to millions of people, the frame of window is being worshiped; nobody is looking through the window. No one is reimagining what is means to eat, drink and live in the context of broken world today.
The window is an invitation to see beyond the horizon of certainty, it's to grasp, to wrestle with crisis facing humanity today. But sadly, we stop at the window content with what we framed in our myopic theological thinking; we adorn it and worship it.
Someone is at the window worshiping Buddha, another window Alah, another window Krishna; but, the windows aren't for worshiping; they are to be transcended. They are to open our eyes, and minds to greater truths. Yes, we remember the windows that have led us to the view, but we move on to engage the future in this profound open space beyond windows in unity. This is where the reality of hope lies. If we are to recreate our world with a unified profound redemptive imagination it lies beyond our individual windows.