I consider the following statement by Jung to be a brilliant interpretation of the truest and purest lesson to be gleaned from the parables of Jesus.
“If I thus truly imitate Christ, I do not imitate anyone, I emulate no one, but go my own way, and I will also no longer call myself a Christian.” ~Carl Jung, Liber Novus, Page 293.
Our perception of Jesus, the Christ, and our understanding or interpretation of the words of Jesus determine how we apply those teachings and whether or not we truly incorporate them into our lives, or if we simply “believe” them to be true.
The difference determines how we live.
It determines how we treat others.
It is our truth.
Are we truly imitating Christ?