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Is this all there is?


As I hear these people's longings, I am reminded of Nicodemus's encounter with Jesus (John 3). Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a faithful Jewish leader. However, for him, Jesus embodied a Jewish faith full of life, courage, truth, love and power, elements missing in his own faith. And so he secretly visited Jesus one night.Jesus basically tells faithful Nicodemus that he is a follower of the flesh. In modern language, the term flesh refers to the human ego. Our ego, made up of all our history, seeks to control our life, for it is fearful, self-centred and desires pleasure. Our ego shapes all of our thinking, feeling and doing, and as a result we become identified with our ego and our history.

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