More from Starcke...but first...a disclaimer. Lest it seem I am forming a new chapter of the Walter Starcke fan club on this blog, I am not. Several quotes from this interview captured my attention and got the wheels and cogs moving in my brain. The quotes are a good starting point for me to build on...and so I have based several posts on thoughts pertaining to them. Truthfully, a lot of what he says in his devotionals does not resonate with me. It is a bit too much "I am God" for me. I guess at this point, I agree with Elwin Roach.
Although we may be one with our Father and one with Christ -- we are not our Father; despite the fact we find Him in each of us -- we are still not Him; and even though we may be in His very image -- it does not make us Him. We can be everything He is, do everything He does, manifest godliness at all times, and we can exercise all His authority as it is given to us -- but we will never be Him! We will forever have God as our Father, and we will always be His sons and daughters -- but not HIM!
But there is something to this sacred humanity. Even Jesus talked about it. He often referred to himself as the Son of Man. In one article I skimmed over, it claimed that he used that name/title for himself over 80 times. I am going to ponder this topic in upcoming posts...soon...depending, of course, on how often I digress :)
The Starcke quote...from his interview...follows
From the beginning I intuitively knew not to reject the human as being less important than the spiritual. To me one did not exclude the other. I was uncomfortable around people who did not recognize the spirit within them and also (uncomfortable) around those who were denying their humanity—and just trying to be "holy." I'm happier today than I have ever been, because there are so many of us now who are consciously expressing (their divinity without rejecting their humanity) both our humanity and our divinity.
He goes on to say:
Joel (Goldsmith) summed up his teaching by quoting the Gospel of John: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was made flesh and dwells among us." Then Joel would add, "But being flesh it is still the word," meaning that everything around us is consciousness manifesting in form. I sometimes say (I don't see people). Well, of course, I see them. What I mean is that I see consciousness manifesting as a form. The point I'm trying to make is that we're here for one reason—to become conscious beings. That means that we don't identify ourselves as form only.
Like I said...some resonates very much...some, not so much, but it is thought provoking....