Tuesday, April 10, 2018

"his angels charge over thee" - Truth Revealed to Poor People


Truth Revealed to Poor People

Poor men can see the world from a very different angle from rich men.

Sometimes a very rich scholar is surprised to find that a poor man  without academic background realizes the essence of a very profound logic or ideology regarding humanity or society.  But, it is the other way about.  There is truth only poor men can see.  Or poor men can see or feel truth of what scholars could only understand through hard study and great efforts.  Even Christ Jesus said the God revealed truth to children.

Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Very rich and successful people could only see the world through a thick haze wealth and material produce.  They could see how others are making efforts to get money and wealth.  But they could not see the value of humanity and the effects of spiritual virtue.  There is truth of this society and world only the poorest man in the world could realize and understand.  And, children are a kind of materially poor people.  They could also feel such truth.

Accordingly, for a man to understand the world and to be enlightened, he has to be poor, at least materially.  That is why the Buddha was poor and his followers had to be poor to understand truth of this world and the universe.  Moses and other saints were also poor to hear words of God.  Christ Jesus was so poor without money while engaging in His holy mission.  Even Mohammad was poor in a cave to hear words of God and His angels.

Rich scholars and professors living and studying in enriched environment could learn many things, facts, and theories.  They could even make up complicated theories and concepts.  But what they could attain was, generally speaking, poor in truth and effect.

So, words of poor Christ Jesus are still so deep and high in terms of the degree of truth that many scholars and professors of today are studying and analyzing them.  However, the essence of Christ Jesus' words could be only realized by poor people without academic backgrounds.

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Luk 4:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: