Saturday, 24 February 2018

Love.


The ancient Egyptians aspired to The Wisdom of the Heart.

The Yoga of Love is the highest Yoga. (Baghavad-Gita)

God looks on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)

The way is in the heart. (Buddha)

Love God and love your neighbor, love even your enemies. (Jesus)

Islam is to be lost in love for God. (Sufism)

All religions are in awe of love.

Because God is Love.


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Friday, 23 February 2018

The Father.


"'Lord, show us the Father.'"  John 14:8 (NRSV)

This is what the disciples asked of Jesus.

Could it be that they did not know the Father?

The disciples often misunderstood Jesus coming as they did from a strict Jewish orthodoxy.

But Jesus was unorthodox.

He said that the world did not know God.

So what can we say about God?

God is transcendent - beyond sin and evil.

God is beautiful and sublime.

God is wholly good.

God does not judge us or punish us.

God is merciful and forgiving.

God is our loving Father.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Our Love.


We will not always be loved.

But when love is gone.

We can open our hearts.

And give our love to God and to others.


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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Food of Life.


As human beings we are engendered by love.

Love is the Food of Life.

Without love we shrivel and die.

With love we grow and blossom.


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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

The Lamb.


Jesus is the Lamb of God.

His philosophy is mercy, forgiveness, compassion, and love.

He has a warm and open heart.

And the Life it brings is forever.

So give up your tough, hard philosophy - your tough, hard heart.

Overcome your fears.

And Live!


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Monday, 19 February 2018

The Beast.


If you watch sports you will be forced into the zone where everything is tough, hard, and violent.

This is the philosophy of The Beast with its trampling feet and terrible teeth.

It is merciless, murderous, and cruel.

And this is because many in professional sports have sold their souls for fame and fortune and do evil in the world.

But it is covered in darkness so that no one can see.

With the Light from God comes mercy, forgiveness, and a soft heart.

No longer will we be addicted to the thrill of winning.

No longer will we be in a world of pain when we lose.

But we will give love to everyone.

And pray for their redemption.


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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Prayer.


All the peoples of the earth pray.

Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Chinese.....

To God, Saints, Gods, Gurus, Buddhas, Heaven.....

Prayers of supplication, intervention, thanksgiving, and praise.....

Who are we to say that God does not hear them.


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