If any person has had words that have sparked a flame in the heart of people and grew to brilliance, Jesus is definitely one of them. The wisdom in his teachings are impressive and I love how he teaches with story and parable. In the very effort of understanding him he weeds out those who desire to know from those who have no passion for Wisdom. Many don’t look beyond the story, and even if they do, if it has no immediate use to them they discard it, but a wise person only sets something aside, knowing that more experience and growth needs to occur before a certain passage is opened up to them, or they may just need another perspective and so they talk about it with others who are also interested in growing in Wisdom.
Some would say that Jesus protected the Words he implanted into his disciples by keeping them with him during his ministry, and gave his life to keep that fire going. Others who believe in the Myth would say he nurtures and protects the Word that is still implanted in people today so that the flame never ceases to spread across the world and there is always a flame providing the warmth of Love that burned in Him. I believe both, but respect those who find it difficult to put faith in the Myth and don’t force the issue. I believe Love is still the flame that will never end, and I believe that is exactly what Jesus taught and still teaches. I seek to fan the flame that now burns within me, and I know that flame was protected until it could burn on it’s own, which it does fervently now. “God is Love” (John 4:18)