Posts tagged ‘love’

A World of Gods

There is a common story across religions of humans wanting to be gods resulting in rebellion, pride and division. Still today there are people who claim to be spiritual, but live with a lust for personal power, not service. They show no respect to anyone (despite deceptive words to the contrary) and use personal perspective to judge everything and everybody. And they are so wrapped up in their infinite wisdom and unshakable “rightness” they have no room for empathy or humility, despite verbal claims of loyalty to these principles.

So, after decades of experience (including much formal training) and a history of victimization based on my race, gender, religious affiliation and economic status I have something to say:

Praying during worship in Tanzania

I chose, and still choose, heavenly love. I remain loyal to The Almighty, not to any religious institution, dogma or doctrine. Service to Creator and creation costs everything, but I would rather be tormented as a child of The One Who Made me than have an inflated public image of importance and power. I will continue to confirm the accuracy of my observations of others before I complain about, or condemn, people. Reconciliation with the Family who share this Earth is far better than humiliating others for personal advancement or “proving” superiority of personal ideology. To alter a famous line from a famous poem (“Paradise Lost”), “I would rather be the lowliest servant in the household of The Divine One than a governor in the world of evil and hate.”

I pray I would start hearing people tell me stories of humble collegiality instead of betrayal and self-aggrandizement. I would be filled with a soul-joy if I met more people who thought social responsibility was a higher ideal than personal rights and opinions.

The life I have chosen is to follow, without religious trappings, the Jesus of the Bible: Saviour and Only Judge.

True Evidence

Many (most?) Christians express confidence in their loyalty to how they worship God, the congregation they belong to or the denomination they subscribe to or their self-righteous declaration of freedom from all gatherings of Believers. Read more…

Everyone Will Know

Many (most?) Christians express confidence in their loyalty to how they worship God, the congregation they belong to or the denomination they subscribe to or their self-righteous declaration of freedom from all gatherings of believers. Read more…

Love and Determine

 

Over the last while I have observed something. Even a single book of the Bible is enough to live by. Read more…

Big Love from Small Faith

Well, I haven’t written anything for a long time. And before that my posts have been meagre in number. Read more…

Love Control 2

Original sin, which I call The Eden Syndrome, pervades our world and personal lives to the point of overwhelming us. Read more…

Love Control 1

Friday night, on the way to work, I heard a small part of a Joyce Meyer talk on the radio. What grabbed me was this: God wants us to control self and love others, but we want to love ourselves and control others. Read more…

Your Heart Is in Your Hands

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A joyful heart makes a cheerful face,
    but with a heartache comes depression.
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The mind of a person who has understanding searches for knowledge,
    but the mouths of fools feed on stupidity.
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proverbs-smiling-faces_0Every day is a terrible day for a miserable person,
    but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
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Better to have a little with the fear of the Lord
    than great treasure and turmoil.
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Better to have a dish of vegetables where there is love
    than juicy steaks where there is hate.
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A hothead stirs up a fight,
    but one who holds his temper calms disputes. Read more…

Love and Emotion

Love, heavenly love, the love which Jesus commands us to love, is not an emotion. Read more…

When the Cross Happens

The cross is not a metaphor; it is the avenue which God chose, and Jesus accepted, to take us into the tenaciously loving embrace of the hands of our Creator. Read more…