willbulow's picture

"That a man shall not take ensample at the bodily ascension of Christ, for to strain his imagination upwards bodily in the time of prayer: and that time, place, and body, these three should be forgotten in all ghostly working."

This is the third chapter whose "title" warns us not to think in terms of physical direction in the performance of this work. As in the previous chapters, so here, we can find other things that could as well be taken as the topic. One I find in this case is, he mentions that there is more like a change than a local movement in this work. There seems to be a certain change of consciousness that's almost automatic, almost by definition the result of forgetting time, place, and body. Maybe here again, though, we should guard against thinking that this is the purpose. There should be no other purpose than drawing closer to God as we work in this exercise.

beemanlee's picture

Christ is The only way

Your point ...only one way to God and that is Christ and him crucified... ...That must be your starting point...

Yes, you are correct, we must first understand what G-d requires of us. He is the ONE who will allow us to draw close to Him.

This is why we must follow close to what is spoken of by G-d in His Word.

For we must first regard the question, what do you say about ME. Who do you say that I AM? If we answer this correctly, then the process can begin.