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The Universe in an Hourglass: A Time for Everything

After the last supper, the hea ler asked everyone to stay awake with him. Those who had doubted the
healer‟s words drifted off to sleep. The spy pretended to do the same, but he got up and left in the
middle of the night. The healer who could not sleep looke d up at the heavens and knew that his time
was near, but he was not alone. There was no greater love tha n to sacrifice his life for his family,
neighbor, and ene my, just as the creator had done for all its seeds. There was nothing that the sun was
about to do that he did not see his heavenly father already doing.
The healer gathered his courage as enemies who were led there by the one who had betrayed him
surrounded him. He walked up to the spy, a child of god, and kissed him on his cheek (a displa y of
unconditional love). The spy who was blind and deaf became fille d with remorseful sadness, and so he
had begun to see and hear again. Those who were asleep woke up, were shocked, and drew the ir verba l
swords of complete separation (no love). One of the m verba lly cut the ear off of the betrayer who had
just begun to hear, and so the only hea ler who was left reached down and picked it up. Surrounde d by
enemies the healer turned and said, “Those who live by the sword will die by it,” and he who had lost
his ear had it healed when he heard the healer‟s words. Those who were groggy began to scatter, and
they disappeared into the shadows. But one of them had come back out of the darkness (ne ighbor-
conditional love-partia l separation), and he followed the healer from a distance. He watched as the
healer was brought before the religious counc il (who had made the drawings that moc ked the hea ler
and his followers). Out of the darkness the religious counc il threw stones at the mind, but the stones
crumbled and fe ll to the ground. They threw stones at the soul, but the stones could not penetrate. The
healer broke bread and fed the m. He took one loaf of bread, family, and broke it into ne ighbor and
enemy, saying, “O hear me. God is one. Love your family, neighbor, and enemy for that is everything
(God). Love your family, ne ighbor, and enemy as I love you. Everyone is, was, and forever will be
each others‟ brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers. In the beginning we all came from one family, will
remain one family, and will return to understanding as one family. Everyone forever will be part of
everything, its children, family!” The religious leaders asked him, “Are you claiming to be the sun of
God?” The healer sighed and said, “I am the sun of God, and I forgive you who are deaf and blind and
can‟t hear or see me.” The healer was found guilty of mental and emotional blasphemy, and so he was
taken away to be sentenced to a blasphemous physica l death.
He who had been watching from a distance ran until he was stopped by a seed, who loved and
belie ved in the teachings of unconditiona l love. The seed asked if he was one of those who taught it,
and the one who had been running sa id no. Then he was approached by a seed who was afraid and
doubted the teachings of unconditiona l love. This seed also asked if the one running away was one of
those who taught these teachings, and again the hea ler said no. Then he was approached by a see d who
hated and did not be lieve at all in the teachings of unc onditiona l love and was asked if he was one of
those who taught it. Again, the healer denied it. After eating all three of God‟s seeds by wounding,