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Decrypting the Bible: What Wealth Do You Claim? - A Humble Offering to Tim Truzy!


Empty yourself of selfishness to fill with happiness.

— Sean Dragon

About Tim Truzy (Tim Truzy info4u)

In my life, I have been blessed with the gift of knowing some remarkable human beings! I call some of them "disciples of Jesus" because I am sure that if they were living at His time, they would be His followers. But the most important thing about them is that I know that Jesus is proud of them because of the way they live their lives today, in these troubled times. They serve Love in a way that gives them this desirable title. One of them is Tim! I am so proud to call him my brother and learning from him new ways of serving Love.

My brother Tim, I am grateful to know you! I hope that my offering to you will stand worthy of your noble Heart! Love and prayers to you and your beloved ones.


Words of Redemption

The word of Jesus is revolutionary. I think it's actually the most revolutionary word that has been heard on this planet. It was when it was first heard, and it is still two thousand years after. My hope is that at some point it will cease to be revolutionary and it will become self-evident for all of us.

His teaching is a guide to the development of our mind, spirit and soul in order to accomplish our reunion with God, and first of all in this world. Thus we must always bear in mind that Jesus' word is purely symbolic and allegorical to help the one who will want to seek, who will decide to overcome the barriers that the material world puts in our minds, in order to find the road to the deliverance of his Soul. This is the reason why His teaching will often put us in a difficult position as it will confront us with the illusions and lies we have learned to live with.

So if we want to win the inestimable treasure that His word can offer to us, we have to unlock it. Not the treasure, the self! We have to change the way we stand against the events of our lives, change the way we look or even better to change the eyes with which we look at the world! From the eyes of matter, we have to pass to the eyes of the Spirit. Otherwise, we will often misunderstand the meaning of His words.

One of these cases is beatitude:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

Clearly, Jesus with the term "poor in spirit" does not mean foolishness. Each of us, in the course of his life and through his experiences, has accumulated a "spiritual wealth" of opinions, perceptions, prejudices and ideas based on our self-centred understanding of the world. This is the spiritual wealth to which Jesus refers and which many times will become an obstacle to the longing of the Soul to experience the purity of Love because this will automatically entail the abandonment of this wealth.

So, to become someone "poor in spirit" means that he has emptied himself of every effort to impose his selfish will on Love and her needs. At the same time, it means that he is leaving behind any pre-formed opinion of God's quest. Thus, without predetermined forms, he allows his Soul to find her way to Him following the Light and Love. It means that having abandoned the spiritual wealth that has accumulated so far through the path of spiritual pride, he is ready and willing to leave the current patterns of thought, opinions, prejudices, and illusions. He is prepared to change even his current way of life so that as pure as a reborn infant can understand the truth that will lead him to his rightful place within Creation.

It finally means that by abandoning all this "wealth" that stands as an obstacle to the discovery of God within him, due to the distractions it puts in his way, he is ready to return to the Reign of Love, to the Kingdom of Heaven, to his Home where his true inheritance always waits for him.

No one is richer than the one who loves without limits.

— Sean Dragon

© 2019 Ioannis Arvanitis


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on October 31, 2019:

Thank you so much, Cygnet, for your kind words! This was what I wanted to mark with my text! I am glad you can see it.

A swan is a beautiful symbol of eternal Love!


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Cygnet Brown from Springfield, Missouri on October 30, 2019:

I recently heard on a podcast that love is the highest expression of God's presence. This is a wonderful tribute to that love.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 14, 2019:

I thank you, my brother, John, for your constant support for my work! I am sure that Jesus is pleased with people who offering Love as you do! And yes, as you do, Tim deserves the best. So I am humbly trying to do my best to tribute him.

Love bonds are the best safety net!


John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on July 14, 2019:

Sean, this is a well deserved tribute to our brother Tim.thank you for sharing your insights on Jesus’ wise words also.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 04, 2019:

Thank you, my dear Mary, that means that I have accomplished my goal somehow! Happy to see you here.

I honor your inner wealth!


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 04, 2019:

My brother Tim, I am so happy to see all these good people honoring you!

Praise the Love!


Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 03, 2019:

An excellent tribute to Tim. I found myself intrigued by the question; what wealth do you claim?

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on July 01, 2019:

Brother Sean, I read your article again and it is refreshing and enlightening. Also, it's great to see the beautiful people who have contributed comments to your labor of love.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on July 01, 2019:

Your comments always mean a lot to me, my dear Sister Dora! Thank you for inspiring confidence to me! Tim deserves the best, and so I tried with Love.

There is no greater wisdom than Love!


Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 01, 2019:

Great tribute to a deserving writer-friend. Beautiful insights on "poor in spirit" concluding in a return to the Reign of Love without selfish distractions. Well done!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on June 30, 2019:

My sweet Li-Jen, we all have the Heart of a God inside! We just have to conquer fear and illusions! I can hear yours beating...

Thank you for your nice comment!

You don't have to be a dragon to have a Dragon's Heart!


Li-Jen Hew on June 30, 2019:

Hi Sean, great tribute to Tim! Someone needs a heart like Jesus to follow his path. Need a strong mind. Thanks for sharing!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on June 29, 2019:

My dear brother, Tim, I am glad to know that we share the same ideas about Thomas! That is one of the reasons I chose to become a science teacher as I was willing to pass to my students this belief that science is another way to find God. I am happy to know that you like this piece of my Heart for you. I also know that we both live in this wondrous house you describe, and we meet each other there every day!

My Love embraces you all!


Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on June 29, 2019:

Hello, brother Sean,

One of my favorite disciples of Our Lord was Thomas because he rejected the belief that only orthodoxy could get you to Heaven. Some believe he spread the Word all the way to China that the message of Christ was the keys to Salvation rested with every man in believing in and following Him. Thomas was a bit of an investigator, in my view. He wanted proof that Our Lord had returned, and Jesus responded do you think I'm a ghost, look at these scars. Thomas convinced me early that science and religion must agree because they have the same Creator. That is why I attempt to be "poor in spirit" because love furnishes riches of the soul, mind, heart, and more. Love is a wondrous house filled with rooms of different sizes, shapes, styles - all of us - and He is our permanent host.

I am honored by your offering, Sean; it is beautiful and it comes from the heart. Looking at your other comments below, I'm tickled to see those writers who I've grown to cherish and have great respect for walking, talking, writing, and acting in accordance with love. I am humbled.

To your wonderful family and you, brother,

Blessings and admiration,


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on June 29, 2019:

And you are a treasure for many of us, my dear brother, Eric! Your wealth is your luminous Heart and the Love you share and serve.

A big hug from Greece on St Paul's day!


Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 29, 2019:

Good and true love comes to easy to me. Perhaps I already paid the price or He did. Tim is a treasure in my life and therefor to many through me I hope.

Very nicely done friend.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on June 29, 2019:

Indeed, my dear Linda, Paul was blessed with the knowledge that only a few could reach. He is one of my favourite personalities and that's why I named my second son Paul --by the way today we celebrate St Paul's and St Peter's memory here in Greece, so I am extra happy with your comment! Jesus' Love made everything new!

I feel blessed to know you!


Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 29, 2019:

Sean, in Ephesians 4 we are told to "put off your old self (and)...put on your new self." St. Paul was perhaps the first advocate of recycling or repurposing, don't you think? We were worthless, to be discarded, and Jesus made us new.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on June 29, 2019:

You are a role model to me, my brother, Bill! The richness of your Spirit is a beacon for many people, believe me, and some times, straying from the Path gives a chance to some of them to follow you back to it.

I wish you the wealth of Love!


Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 29, 2019:

I've managed the "poor of wealth and possessions" quite well. I'm still working on the richness of my spirit. I am a spiritual being having a human experience, and as such, I am prone to straying too far from the Path...but I am improving, my friend.

Peace and love always


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