The rejected stone, the luxury in devotion, and the Mystery of the “Wind”

Dialogue with the Spirit Eugênia-Aspásia  Medium: Benjamin Teixeira de Aguiar.


Delano Mothé – Dear Eugênia, could you give us some clarification regarding the Gospel passage transcribed below?

“Have you not read this scripture passage: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.’”(Mark 12:10-11)

Spirit Eugênia-Aspásia – In other translations, the term is “cornerstone”. We can easily infer from the above Gospel passage that whatever is rejected by the builders (i.e. those who shape society as it is, at any given time and place) strongly indicates a “turning point”, like the “cornerstone”, an evolutionary vertex within the context of a certain culture and time.


DM – And what about this other passage?

Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected: ‘Why was not this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.’ He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the moneybag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. (John, 12:3-6)

SEA-Judas asked the question not because he was the traitor, as it is mistakenly interpreted by Christian traditions to this day (1), but rather because of his refinement in the perception of moral and spiritual matters. He was in fact confused with the apparent waste of resources, which, for him, had been a misapplication in the act of the devotee, a purposeless luxury. Judas even knew that Jesus, Who even denied the title of “good” (2), did not expect this kind of idolatrous attitude. However, the Christ Verb of Truth granted us, due to the provocation of the most controversial of all Apostles, a new exhortation, in which He asks us to first devote ourselves to the essential, for all other things or matters in our lives to be added or resolved thereafter (3).


DM – And what about this one?

You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. (John, 3:7-8)

SEA- The idea of ​​stability, of permanence, of tranquility about achievements reached is natural to individuals. The fear of change is a problem of the human ego. However, to encourage progress, with less karmic burden — since evolution takes place in favor of or in disregard of the creature —, people and communities must open up to the Fluxes of the Divine Will, often with dispositions of destiny quite different from those usually established by programmatic and human expectations, such as good turns of events. Therefore, the apparently enigmatic Words of Jesus: “The ‘Wind’ blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going . . .” In ancient times—as in the ancient Greek language, in which the Gospels were firstly writtenthe word “pneuma” was applied not only to refer to “wind”, but also to “Spirit” and “God.” The Divine Will, or the Flux of the “Pneuma“, ultimately, is always inaccessible, because the Supreme Intelligence cannot be probed by the human intelligence.


(New Milford, Connecticut, USA, October 31, 2014.)

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