When you’re doing the work of God, you have justice by your side. Truth is clear and sharp and you are completely sunken in the smooth, cozy texture of meaning.
The work of God means to work for bringing the kingdom of God from above to below: thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.
The problem is we have no clue how heaven works and how it is like in heaven. All we have is the revelation in Genesis where heaven is briefly passed over. That’s it. Or the curdled milk universe in the Vedas. Not much.
Maybe heaven is full of gay couples raising children who spawn into existence because of their love. Maybe heaven is a place where you teleport into hell instantly for having gay thoughts.
The thing is, we don’t know.
Either way heaven is, we seem to gloss over the fact that any ancient revelation comes from people much more considerate and, why not, smarter than our current thought leaders. One must understand that the universality of authentic religion, be it Christianity or Islam or Buddhism or Hinduism or YouNameIt, is because the founding thought leaders were folks who really thought hard about how the world works.
And as the world is another name for social convention, we know that religion is actually about how humans work.
And as humans are more or less contained into their perception of their self, which is a function of the mind, religion is very much concerned with how the mind works.
That is why religions such as New Age or Scientology don’t really explode: their thought leaders are shallow and superficial. The ancient religions trace back their roots but bloom into even more depth and meaning.
Doing the work of God is a lot of times way too concerned with aligning the World with our idea of Heaven instead of working towards making our soul, which is the mind but we don’t want to admit it, ascend and then transcend.
If the people who do the work of God, no matter the word they use for God, would focus more on how the mind of humans works and how to help it become something beyond itself, it would be clear as daylight that no instigation to hatred or war or holy hatred or holy war, nor punishments far removed from sense, or the punishment of senses, neither of all these truly help.
Doing the work of God then becomes an effort in communion and in greater collective sympathy. This is how you start. There is a reason behind “‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”, and the reason is, no kind of ascendence of the mind is possible without fully accepting the similarity between you and all the other humans around you. Loving your neighbours means to see yourself as you see them and have spite, envy, smirk and judgement crushed by the instinctual self love we all carry.
We impart judgement. That is not the work of God. It is probably, quite possibly, the worst idea, the greatest sin, and, in my opinion, judging another human for being itself is the gravest sin of them all. However that matters only if Heaven exists at all. Which we don’t know either.
There has never been one full day in the entire history of our species when humanity did not strive to make heaven on earth. And that has been and will be the seed of our collective pain, the accepted collective sacrifice for something only the piercing top of our societies ever get to see.
Doing the work of God.
Can we start actually helping God in the one thing He wants: us back?