I was there. The moon looked just like this. Bright and full in the night sky, shining and inviting me to reach out and touch it with my hands. I was compelled to raise my arms in the air and I felt tears running down my face. What was making me so emotional, so apprehensive yet hopeful for....what....what was I hoping and praying for this night a year ago. Everything. Love. Forgiveness for my shortcomings. Validation. Hope for the future, not just mine, but this world's....I was lost in despair. I new it was going to be a full moon and I like to try to get outside and see it, reach out to it, as I track its cycles. Something primitive yet so awesome about the cycles of the moon and seeing it from Earth. And the next day, I turned on my laptop and there it was, this picture. For some reason, I was terrified. Frightened. Fear of the unknown. Where is he? Will I recognize him? And then I read the words.
Religion does need new leaders, spiritual men and women who will dare to depend solely on Jesus and his incomparable teachings. If Christianity persists in neglecting its spiritual mission while it continues to busy itself with social and material problems, the spiritual renaissance must await the coming of these new teachers of ...Jesus’ religion who will be exclusively devoted to the spiritual regeneration of men. And then will these spirit-born souls quickly supply the leadership and inspiration requisite for the social, moral, economic, and political reorganization of the world.
On August 21, 2013 (Jesus' Birthday Anniversary), the second full moon in the same month appeared and unceremoniously His Spiritual Renaissance began. This date was chosen so that each full moon, hereafter, mankind can reflect on this new beginning.
Joshua Ben Joseph