I enjoyed dipping into Steve Turner’s book on the Beatles. He, very intelligently and sympathetically, explores the message they found themselves proclaiming. He calls it the ‘Gospel according to the Beatles’ and has the insight to indeed explore that very topic.
He concludes that the Beatles thought that if you could be set free to truly love, then you would find the truth.
Ultimately, they were unsuccessful.
He does recount, though, what is known about John Lennon corresponding with Oral Roberts, and discovering freedom through faith in Jesus. Yoko would have no truck with this, and after a while he returned to the pattern of superstition he had got used to, and abandoned what he had found.
As Jesus said, it is the truth that you have to encounter, and that is what sets you free, and that is what enables and releases us to love.
The world thinks that if it finds some way to achieve holiness, it will earn forgiveness, and things will be as they should be. The total lack of evidence seems no threat to this belief.
The gift of God is forgiveness to those who feel dirty, and ask. Faulty, forgiven people have lives that are lived redeemed, God glorifying lives. Not perfect, but riddled with grace. The world does not accept this evidence, it threatens the lie it believes, as Yoko understood only too clearly.
God’s foolishness remains way beyond any wisdom of the world.