Webster's dictionary defines a
Liberal as one who is open
minded, not strict in the observance of orthodox, traditional
or established forms or ways. Jesus was a pluralist Liberal
who taught that one need not conform to strict and orthodox
views of God, religion, and life. He rejected greed, violence,
the glorification of power, the amassing of wealth without
social balance, and the personal judging of others, their
lifestyles and beliefs.
Over and over again, He taught us to believe in and live a
spiritual and ethical life based in our essential, inherent
goodness. What Jesus promoted was succinct set of
spiritual principals and a way of life based upon the of love,
compassion, tolerance, and a strong belief in the importance
in giving and of generosity to those in need.