You would think June is the month of freedom. Thomas Jefferson spent most of June writing America's Declaration of Independence. Americans of African ancestry celebrate Freedom Day (or Emancipation Day) in June. Patrick Henry, first among America's patriots, born May 29th a couple days before June, was such a powerful freedom-loving Gemini that if we didn't already know his birthday it would be easy to imagine him being born on a day early in June.
In June 1926, God's holy spirit lit a fire in people's minds against Mexican government attempts at Utopian social reform, eventually leading to the Cristero War for freedom. Finally, 80 years later on the first day of June this year, the inspirational true story of the Cristero War, For Greater Glory, will be uncovered on big screens in America's theaters.
Jesus Christ, in his revelation for the 21st Century, A Course in Miracles, explains why our holy spirit inspires human beings toward political freedom rather than toward government mandates in their lives.
Our holy spirit guides us each on our own individual path to perfect health, perfect prosperity, and conditions of perfect well-being in every way. This includes teaching us the lessons we need to learn after we have foolishly allowed our ego to be in control for a while. Yet in order for our divine guidance to be heard clearly and followed without restriction, without obstruction, without interference, our holy spirit needs us to be free politically.
When the human ego, deciding it knows what is best for everyone, tries to use government force to create Utopia, to guarantee everyone is housed, clothed, fed and provided with health insurance, then such ego arrogance ensures more difficulties than beneficial results, and more conflict than peace.
But Jesus Christ asks us to recognize that our human ego has no idea what is in our best interests:
In no situation which arises do you realize the outcome that would make you happy. Therefore you have no guide to appropriate action, and no way of judging the results. What you do is determined by your perception of the situation, and that perception is wrong. It is inevitable, then, that you will not serve your own best interests. (ACIM Lesson 24)
Since the solutions created by politicians with Utopian dreams have to be forced on those who wouldn't have chosen such solutions for themselves, the end result is always conflict, sometimes armed conflict. This principle is perhaps nowhere more clearly seen this June than in the new movie For Greater Glory.
Because the story of the Cristero War shows so clearly the evil of politicians trying to force what they think is best on people "for their own good," the Mexican government chose to hide the story, erase it from all history books. School children in Mexico rarely even know there was a Cristero War.
In the tradition of Mexican government thought police, liberal-progressive Utopians in today's America would just as soon you do not see this movie. There are too many obvious parallels between Mexico of June 1926 and America of June 2012. Reviews from pro-Obama newspapers and blogs attempt to belittle this film using sarcasm, mockery, and "we know better than Mexican peasants" snobbery.
But they don't really know better, do they? Jesus warns against such ego-arrogance:
You perceive the world and everything in it as meaningful in terms of ego goals. These goals have nothing to do with your own best interests, because the ego is not you. This false identification makes you incapable of understanding what anything is for. As a result, you are bound to misuse it. (ACIM Lesson 25)
By means of this and many other lessons, Jesus is trying to establish in us a mindset which always surrenders to individual divine guidance rather than attempting to work out our own solutions based on limited human perception. But if in our human perception we do not know what is in our best interests, how much less do politicians, bureaucrats and intellectual elites know what is in our best interests? And if we are in need of learning that it is really our divine guidance that knows what is best for us, how much more difficult will be our learning process if intellectual elites and their politicians and their bureaucrats insist they are the ones who know best?
So it makes sense, doesn't it, that as much as one's ego might like the promise of cradle to grave government-produced Utopia, our holy spirit always guides us to avoid such insanity and instead work toward maximizing political liberty.
If there is still any doubt in your mind that our holy spirit wants for us political freedom, don't hesitate to go see For Greater Glory. It's a movie you will feel deeply. And what you'll be feeling is the impulse of June, the impelling force of men and women wanting to be free to live by their holy spirit.
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