I am watching a Netflix documentary called Fantastic Fungi on Netflix. Paul Stamets who’s an amateur mycologist stated something about achieving an altered state of consciousness. He believes this is what happens to people during charismatic Christian revival meetings. And to him, mushrooms give the same effect. He’s being awakened. He’s expanding his consciousness. Christians found meaning in Christ and Paul Stamets found meaning in fungi and mushrooms.
Jesus found meaning in liberating the oppressed and marginalized by preaching a different kind of gospel. Loving your neighbors, being with a community with whom the society labeled as outcasts, and opposing religious traditions that hinders people from welcoming, accepting, and loving others. These gave meaning to Jesus’ life. And we are trying to do the same thing.
Meditation: What gives meaning to your life?