Jesus is inviting us to look straight into his heart, past his physcial form, past his personality and his earthly being, deep into the secret of what he truly is. When I look that deeply into the heart, I sense God, a living presence there. This is so difficult to describe, but this awareness is truly illuminating. Once this light is recognized , once one is awakened to it, a deep knowing occurs, and with it we cannot ‘remain in darkness’ because this light is so penetrating.
It seems to me that many, even those who identify themselves as Christians, do not truly recognize this divine presence, this inward light. There were years when I knew nothing about it, even though others tried to tell me. This is no cause for shame. Jesus clearly tells us that this is not to be judged, for each awakens on their own timeframe. Jesus also states that we measure these words based on the truth spoken on his ‘last day.’ If these words ring true, then it is because they were divinely inspired. And to be of the divine, is to be not of this earth and physical plane, but of an eternal truth.