I just saw a post that quoted Gandhi as saying that Christ was the greatest resistor of all time.
No, it was the opposite. The man didn’t resist anyone or anything, ever. He was just being himself which was different than everyone else! He was just flowing with his Christ being, descended from God. We can flow with that in us too. He was the great allower because he was the greatest lover of humans and all life on earth, ever, because he was our Creator. He lived a completely relaxed, calm, and good life.
Do not mistake someone who is very different, who is being themselves, who does not bend to human control, who isn’t concerned as much about following the crowd as God in him/her, who has a focused mission, as being a resistor. He allowed everyone and everything to flow around him. No one had to agree with him for him to love them. He allowed so much, that at the end, knowing exactly what was going to be done to him and by whom, he yielded to the whole sordid affair to teach the lesson of the resurrection; eternal life. Life doesn’t end with the death of the body. That’s spirituality 101 among many traditions. He had to prove that by dying and then appearing to over 200 people in his spirit body. That was his reason for yielding.
He could have easily avoided it and was taunted to avoid it as he was dying! He didn’t have to do what he did. He had a choice! But he ALLOWED it. He YIELDED to it.
He was not a blood sacrifice, he was not a martyr, he was not a fighter, he was not a resistor. He was a lover no matter what. On this planet, loving makes you a rebel. On this planet, if you want to love, forgive, heal, be peaceful and happy, that does not mean you’re resisting the flow, it means you’re allowing the flow of Universal Love, of God’s Love. I keep working on flowing with that myself.
Politically, the Jews needed and wanted him to free them from the political and social oppression of the Romans. They were not succeeding trying on their own and they needed help. If the leaders, and not just the people had listened to his teaching, they could have helped themselves. There’s a reason he was called “Rabbi”. He was teaching them and they could have been good students. That’s how that works.
They wanted him to be their Messiah and save them, and not do the work on self. Now, if Jesus had been a good Democrat, he would have done just that. He would have saved them. Oh, he’s a savior in his example and in his teaching! But then you have to do it.
I’m being facetcious, but he refused to get distracted and react to the politics of worldly power and get pulled into being what humans wanted him to be according to what they thought they needed. He came to fulfill a mission for an entire universe, not just to be a messiah for the Jewish people. And boy did he disappoint the Jews.
He lived with his own flow inside of himself. That appears to be rebellious to people who refuse to follow his example and that makes them resistors, not him. He didn’t resist anyone. He disagreed with the Pharisees and Sadducees publicly because their laws and required blood sacrifices were an oppression to the Jewish people. That mattered to him because he was Jewish, was raised Jewish, his disciples were Jewish and his whole family was Jewish. So, yes, he had a personal opinion about those leaders.
He never fought against anything and I hardly believe that Gandhi said that. I doubt he said that. Good ole’ FB.