Only a child raised Catholic could have the compassion (and passion!) needed to write a difficult letter to the Pope on behalf of his faithful, right? 🙂 Yet, I am compelled to do so out of my own great love for the world. I feel it is time, and that the “right” man has been put into position to right the wrongs that the Catholic Church has allowed to flourish. I so admire and honor Pope Francis’ initiatives to put human attention back where it belongs—on a loving Creator. Rather than link you to the letter posted on Bodhi UniversiTree, I will post it in its entirety below.
All my love,
Dear Pope Francis,
The second coming of Christ is upon us. As Christ consciousness, or Unity Consciousness, awakens in the hearts and minds of millions around the globe, will you miss this opportunity to be part of it?
The Dalai Lama has announced that he may be the last in a centuries-old line of holy leaders, stating, “Personally, I feel the institution of the Dalai Lama has served its purpose.”
The Book of Exodus in the Holy Bible tells of a great man named Moses that walked the Earth during the time of the Pharaoh, leading the enslaved Jews out of Egypt to Canaan, the Promised Land covenanted to the Israelites by God for their faithfulness.
It is now your turn to lead the faithful to freedom. Here’s how:
For nearly a millennia, the Catholic Church has allowed a gross misunderstanding to burgeon upon the very flock it has been entrusted to guide. Heaven, hell, and even the meaning of original sin continue to be misunderstood and misrepresented by those calling themselves agents of God.
On July 28, 1999, in an attempt to address the grief arising from the improper use of images of hell, Pope John Paul II stated in front of a General Audience at the Vatican, “…the Bible uses ‘a symbolic language,’” which “must be correctly interpreted… Rather than a place, hell indicates the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy.”
He went on to further say that, “’Eternal damnation,’ therefore, is not attributed to God’s initiative because in his merciful love he can only desire the salvation of the beings he created. In reality, it is the creature who closes himself to his love.”
Do you see these statements grossly differ from your followers’ general understanding of the most basic doctrines of the Catholic Church? God does not eternally damn anyone, nor ever has. It is the free will of the individual to remain in, separate from, or even to return to a state of union with God—not as an actuality, but as a state of consciousness!
I implore you to bravely step outside of your institution’s complicity to this injustice and blasphemy to God. Publicly and formally denounce the false misrepresentation of original sin—the source of great anguish for millions around the world.
You have the power to clarify that humanity never literally separated from God. It is only the belief in such a possibility, acting as the originating causal sin that leads to all other sin—the true source of suffering and the “gnashing of teeth.”
Jesus, the Christ, came to show the world that the Kingdom of Heaven is within and always has been. Reducing the Ten Commandments down to the Law of Love, as its living embodiment, he offered the world redemption with God through the forgiveness of their sins—the sin of ignorance, not of any true crime, for humanity is innocent. “Whoever believeth in me…” means whoever believes, or understands and accepts what I’m trying to teach you.
As brothers and sisters under the same Father, Jesus’ death and resurrection demonstrated that we are all eternal beings, and not to fear dying, for neither is death literal.
Will you continue to perpetuate separation consciousness, putting the preservation of your institution ahead of its purpose—leading the masses to salvation so that you are no longer required?
Even Einstein, a great man of science, knew the illusion of separation when he said, “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.”
A scientist fearlessly and publicly revealed the truth. Will you do the same?
Please, set your people free so the world can finally begin to heal.
In Love and Faithful Service,