When Jesus said, "I will be with you always to the end of the age," He was stating what had always been the case. He meant that his spirit is One with our spirit throughout the ages. from beginning to end forever. The spirit of the Christ is the spirit of our original nature, spilling over, pouring out, being true to itself no matter what through the ages-- reflected in the Buddha, and Lao Tzu, and Dolly Parton, and Betty White, and Helen Keller, and FDR & Eleanor Roosevelt, and all those like them in every generation from the beginning of time and action. From the beginning of the right time and of right action. The right time is the time of seeing and doing the right thing, in the right place, in the right way. The Christ within us-- the Christ we all are, and always have been, not because we believe anything in particular, but because of who we are and how we live our life-- seeing what needs to be done and doing it the way it needs to be done when and where it needs to be done in each situation as it arises, moment by moment, day by day, time after time, always and forever, because it needs to be done, with no thought of gain or merit beyond the joy of doing it and the delight/satisfaction of having done it. That was Jesus when he was being the Christ. It is me when I am being the Christ. It is you when you are being the Christ. It is being aligned with the Tao, and living in accord with the Way, in all times and places, everyday. That is the Christ that will be with us always, in all times and places, in every here and now, always and forever. The Christ is with us to the extent that we are with the Christ, being the Christ, doing the Christ, by seeing and doing what needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, here and now throughout the time left for living.
Knowing what is meaningful to us and doing it is the track to take in living the life that is ours to live, in sync with, aligned with, in accord with our original nature, within the context and circumstances of the here and now of the everyday. To not do that is to betray ourselves in the deepest way, and fail the destiny that is ours to live, and wander in the wasteland of our discontent, having never been who we are, having never done what is ours to do.