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megatza
megatza Ekam sat vipraha bahudha vadanti. "The truth is one, but the wise call it by many names." Rg Veda 1.164.46
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Vincel
Vincel What If God Could Speak? Would he whisper to my ear in the middle of the night? Would it seep to my conscience and manifest as a dream? Or would he accompany my morning ritual of coffee and paper? Sometimes, I take God for granted, only to ask him something when I need divine guidance. I have days where I beg him to speak. Real words…English words even. As if I could take my blind faith no more: as if without a sign of miracle his existence would vanish; I can see him now, less divine and more like a character from a George Burns film, or Morgan Freeman even…Is that what it takes, a miracle? Let me imagine for a moment that I can remember a miracle, the miracle of birth, my own birth. The warmth of fluids in my mother’s belly; the sound of her voice, like hearing through another room, otherworldly; the pressure of Dad’s hand cupping her tummy, my baby-fisted response to poke out to say “I’m here”. The delivery: Sharps Hospital, San Diego, the spring of 63. The sounds of mother’s pain, it would not be the last, pushing…pushing… pushing me through her cannel to birth, all of that pressure on my head, someone touching my feet, it tickles, it’s cold, the pressure slowly passing my body and head as I become encapsulated by my new world and experience my first breath of air, the voices, clearer now, but distinctly Mother’s above the rest, and then my first taste of mother’s milk. All of this makes me wonder…Is something less miraculous if it happens all the time? It shouldn’t be…Right? I mean…I get it, OK? A lot of people say that the world around us is a miracle. But what would it be like to live every breathing second of my life as if it were a miracle…Is it even possible? I mean…I have a wife and kids and a dog and church and a job and bills and Boy Scouts and Brownies and Little League practice and soccer practice and HOA meetings and work travel to: WA-OR-UT-KS-NE-WY-CO-ID-ND-SD-MT and extended family and daily vitamins and driving and volunteering and golf and date night and a variety of additional things that would cover several pages…And it still begs the question: Is it even possible to live each and every second cognizant of God’s miracle? Is it possible that God is really demonstrating his miracle on me every second of my day unnoticed by my ignorance? Every molecule of air that I breath, every blade of grass, cloud, particle, pine needle, leaf, living-breathing thing is all part of God’s miracle. Are my humanly receptors so desensitized from years upon years of miracle activity that all of His miracles are mundane? I pray to you now…God…I know you are with me…Right? I know you hear me…Right? I know even your most faithful had doubts at the supper…Right? Mother Teresa had doubts…so it seems…Right? Part of your glory is allowing me to make my choice…Right? To be forgiven and forgive, to follow light, to inhale air, to make my own mistakes, to give and be giving, to serve, to be the husband, the father, the friend, the human being that I have been so miraculously designed to be and to be it in my fullest. So where does this leave me now on my Sunday morning reflection? Has it become an Ode to God? Or, is it less divine and more about me, just simply another one of my self-absorbed, confessionals? As I sit in the office of my house looking due-west, out the window I see the Olympics. And there, across the street are a few acres of undeveloped land, a buck stops, startled, to look towards my house. Too steep to build on in Washington I’m told.
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Christ
Christ GENESIS Chapters 1-11
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BobL
BobL We all pay a fabulous price For our visions of paradise, But a spirit with a vision Is a dream with a mission. - Rush, "Mission"
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Aeroslin
Aeroslin We're born to live, we live to survive, we survive by using our ingenuity, and our ingenuity leads us to our immortality. Not immortality of the self but immortality of our species.
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TheVisionTarries
TheVisionTarries “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” By: Johnathan Swift
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Warrior
Warrior Rom.8:31 ....."If God is for us, who can be against us?"
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Seppatto
Seppatto I imagine "God" as another 3 letter word ... You. Visit any spiritual place on earth and you can feel this Truth in the centuries of prayers that forever linger there. We pray for who we are. We forget in order to have a game to play. Since the dawn of time great men of all continents and religions have described this far better than I can ...Thomas Merton (catholic priest): "What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous." Mahatma Gandhi (hindu teacher): “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Albert Einstein (jewish scientist): “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” “Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe—a spirit vastly superior to that of man.” “What humanity owes to personalities like Buddha, Moses, and Jesus ranks for me higher than all the achievements of the inquiring and constructive mind.” “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
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Oasis
Oasis If controversy creates a positive life lasting result so be it. It did in my life, the unlovable was loved by a loving God. He loves the Atheist, the religious, the unwanted, the orphan, the educated, the.......
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JohnCord
JohnCord The Bible's Message is not about one's religion (or lack of), but one's character personifying The Way, Truth and Life of Brotherly Love.
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