IN the Gospel of St. John, Jesus says MY FATHER IS GREATER THAN I.
In another instance Jesus says I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE.
Let us cut back to the old Testament and there when Moses asks YAHWEH what he shud tell the Pharaoh as to the God’s name, Yahweh tells him to say, “I AM HAS CALLED US TO WORSHIP HIM”.
So what is the “I”?
The Psychologists have split up the human consciousness into EGO, SUPEREGO, ID, etc. Almost in all systems, the Psychologists have made the divisions three fold. They have adequately defined the nature of the space held by each of the three divisions. But by dividing thus, probably the Psychologists have achieved clarity in expression and the efficacy of such division has been salubrious, from the therapeutic point of view. But it still does not clarify the above statements that have been made in the spiritual sense. Maybe the TIME has come to attempt at some effort, to deconstruct the statements that offer a severe challenge to our understanding and grammar.
The blogger is of the opinion THAT THE I SPACE IS TO BE OCCUPIED BY THE INTERACTIVE SELF.
INTERACTIVE MEANS, THE SPACE THAT INTERACTS BETWEEN THE BASENESS OF HUMAN DESIRES, AMBITIONS, REQUIREMENTS ETC., AND THE HIGHER SELF, WHICH IS INACCESSIBLE EXCEPT THRU PRAYERS, WORSHIP AND THANKFULNESS.
It is this I space, that was occupied by the Son Jesus. Thus Jesus becomes the INTERCEDER.
Jesus thru HIS submission, to the FATHER, of his baser self, in the form of flesh, was able to integrate this lower self with the I SPACE- which has been his original space while he was with GOD AND WAS A PART OF GOD. This is the example that Jesus wanted man to emulate. He took upon the human form to demonstrate that it was possible to submit the BASER SELF TO THE HIGHEST SELF- that is the Father Space.
When Jesus said I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE, he was stating that the I space in him was a part of the GOD the father’s space.
Human beings have this I space but get contaminated by the above mentioned baser self and the identification becomes so thorough that the human has evicted the interactive space of GOD THE SON, and thereby loses the connection with the HIGHER SPACE OF GOD THE FATHER.
So when Moses says he has to worship I AM, he was taking the JEWS to get them reconnected with the INTERACTIVE SPACE of GOD the Son.
Jesus’ statement that HIS FATHER WAS GREATER THAN I, is plausible as the interactive GOD THE SON could get disconnected with the GOD THE FATHER, when the son space is laden with SIN. This took place when Jesus was laden with the sins of the world. That disconnect takes the SON to the underworld and Jesus’ submission even there to the FATHER space brings him back to life thru RESURRECTION.
I believe that the above satisfies my rational mind. Even to REASON, GOD reveals himself thru REASON- if it is tempered with willingness to know the Truth and Humility.