These represent how Jesus Christ lived and and by example, what he taught his followers. These are, in fact, the central tenets of the Christian faith. And yet, we see exactly the opposite from many of the most visible preachers. You know, the ones that get all the publicity. How much love is shown . . .
I was raised Catholic, although the religion never resonated for me. I'm no longer Catholic or even Christian, even though I think Jesus was a great man. That is, if he existed. Religious scholars seem to disagree on that. Some say there's historical record and others say there isn't, pointing out . . .
A child was born in a manger, and whether we believe the whole story or not, in that moment, the face of the world changed. We don't always keep the reason for the season top of mind. For me, Christmas Eve is the time to do that. Jesus was about peace, love, charity and forgiveness. So this year, . . .
Karma is often described as destiny. But that's not what it is. It's a Sanskrit word for "act, action or word." Karma is a cosmic law that teaches that each of our actions, our deeds, our words set into effect a chain of cause and effect. That we will experience personally the effects of what we . . .
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I was here to teach that there were many paths to God. I repeated to others that I am not the only way, though this was rewoven by other people to state that I am the only way. I would never take the time to feed my ego this way. This is worthless effort. There are many ways to reach . . .
Our Christmas tree sits festively in a corner of the living room, decorated and lit.Underneath are a handful of packages from distant friends and family, but tonight, we'll be opening no gifts for one another this season.Instead, we'll sit by the fire and think about the people we've helped with the . . .
"Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried,Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord."~John 12:13~ Well, of course, there is disagreementabout whether they were actually palm fronds.Matthew doesn't specify, but John does.Still, Palm . . .
There are "Christians,"then there are followers of Jesus. Someone named Gary posted that response to something on Facebook and I couldn't stop thinking about it.A lot of ugliness goes on in the name of "Christianity." Wars. Killing. Punishment. Revenge. Judgment. "Christians" live in a pretty . . .
I was reading an article the other day about the brain possibly being hardwired for religion & spirituality.It also addressed the possibility that religion is simply something that developed over the ages to help people deal with tough times. The old "opiate of the masses" argument.We may or may . . .