ONE BY ONE
The spiritual life is an individual life. Though we live out the truth and light of our life with others; the final battle and the final victory are entirely individual matters. There are ways to receive help from a teacher and others but at last all things are contested in the private consciousness of each one of us. Even in the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus looked for a little support from His disciples and got very little. The Garden had to be His alone so He could process the aloneness of Golgotha, the cross and the tomb. These things are not worked out corporately, but privately and in individual awareness.
Moses was alone and ‘minding his own business’ when on Mount Horeb a bush caught fire and from the bush the voice of God called to him. He had to be alone to struggle through his humanness to hear and understand the divine mission he was getting. He had to fight this out of himself because he felt unworthy and unprepared. He had to fight through within himself until he could come to the realization that this was not his message or his mission. It was God’s, and he would let God use his body; and God would have to talk for him, and through him. This came to him while he was all alone.
“I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Jesus