What if the world’s religions were but phases of a vast and coordinated process of restoration? What if there were requirements peculiar to each age in the development of mankind, akin to the stages of maturation each individual child must go through on the way to adulthood?
Were that the case it would be important to put away childish things, to give thanks for each phase, but to let go and move on when the time was right. The laws of creation and the principles of truth are eternal, but could it be that their emphasis in manifestation changes over time, according to the requirements of the age?
Bound in the temporal and divorced from the eternal, we look to the past as a guide to help navigate the future for fear of repeating erstwhile failures. Blind to the inmost gems, we zealously refine our outer capacities – body, mind and heart – in hopes that we might be brilliant before our fellows or perhaps our Maker. Could it be that the messengers whose words of wisdom catalyzed the world’s religions were not meant to spawn everlasting institutions, but rather to indicate the necessities of the moment?
If there are requirements of the age in which we are blessed to serve, what would they be?