Friday, 24 November 2017

A New Thing.

                            

God is doing a new thing.

Do you not perceive it?

There is a new way of interpreting scripture.

There is a new way of seeing God.

There is a new way of thinking.

There is a new way of living.

Old negative doctrines are being replaced by new positive doctrines.

The old harsh image of God is being replaced by a new benevolent image of God.

The old materialist way of thinking is being replaced by a new altruistic way of thinking.

The old mechanical way of living is being replaced by a new human way of living.

Do you not perceive it?


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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Rainbow Lorikeets.

                            

Is the Rainbow Lorikeet a Bird of Paradise?

The colorful Australian parrot can be found in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea where Birds of Paradise make their nests.

He gets his name from the multicolored feathers which stripe his body.

From the sheer brilliance of his rainbow colors he qualifies as a Bird of Paradise.


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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Change.

                            

There will be no religious revival until the Churches change.

Change what they are thinking.
Change what they are teaching.

As long as the theology of sin and atonement dominates the Churches there will be no progress.

It's no use dressing it up in new clothes.
It's no use burying your head in the sand.
It's no use blaming someone else.

The Church must admit that it has failed.

What is needed is change.

The old negative doctrines must be discarded.
New positive doctrines must replace them.

An orientation to the needs of the community must replace institutional navel-gazing.

God is doing something new.

Do you not perceive it?


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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Bad Friday.

                                            

If we take

the execution of Jesus

as a metaphor

for the crucifixion

of spirituality

in our world

then every day is

Bad Friday.



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Monday, 20 November 2017

Fathers.

                            

The fathers of our world are the Captains of Industry, the Boards of Directors, the C.E.O.s, the businessmen.....

It is their job to provide.

To provide employment.
To provide infrastructure.

Fathers should have loving hearts.

They should love their workers like their children.

Give love.

Love God.

And the world will be transformed.


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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Pity.

                   

I pity young gay people.

They are told by the Church that God hates them.

They are told by their peers that they are lame and tacky.

They are told by their rock stars that they are filthy, wicked monsters.

They are told by the government that they are second-class citizens.


To those who have internalized this homophobia I say:


You are good.

Your homosexuality is good.

God loves you as you are.

You will go to Heaven when you die.

You are fabulous every one of you.


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Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Key.

                            

It has been said that to be loved is good but to love is even better.

Give love and find the key.


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