Divine Reality — It’s What’s Actually Happening

Janis Hunt Johnson
6 min readMar 12, 2023
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The human condition(ing).

In an episode of the TV series The Chosen (episode 7 of season 3), Mary Magdalene (Elizabeth Tabish) — in a conversation with Matthew (Paras Patel), who has been struggling to commit to his faith — tells him something profound:

“Our lives are often painful, yes. So we think life is full of scarcity and not abundance. But then there are those times when out of nowhere, somehow the world expresses its longing to be whole. And suddenly God steps in. And we are pulled out of our blindness and we are invited into redemption.”

We so often get caught up in the never-ending drama of our lives — wondering, wishing, waiting, worrying, asking why. Woe is me. Where will the money come from? Why am I suffering? Why have I lost the one I love? Why me? We worry over illness, injustice, wrongdoing, unfairness. We constantly want something better. We long for anything, anywhere, where the grass is greener.

Such is the human condition.

But what if that’s just conditioning? What if that’s not all there is? What if life is actually something else altogether? What if reality is something else, happening all the time, right under our noses? What if we have the power to rise above?



Janis Hunt Johnson

Author, 5 Smooth Stones: Our Power to Heal Without Medicine through the Science of Prayer. Transformational Editor. From Chicago to L.A., now in Pacific NW.