Tag Archive for ‘Christianity’

First Day Sermon: Losing the Ego

From the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Page 17-18: Peter [said]: “How is it possible that the Teacher talked in this manner with a woman about secrets of which we ourselves are ignorant? Must we change our customs, and listen to this woman? Did he really choose her, and prefer her to us?” Then Mary wept, and answered him: “My brother Peter, what can you be thinking? Do you believe that […]

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What Is True Love?

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. The man said, ‘I want to see.’ –@CoolDudeMark 10:51 #biblestudy   People do not know what True Love is. They think it’s a passionate feeling, a deep flame within that makes them want to grab on to someone or something and never let go. But that is a mistake. True Love is seeing someone as they are, and accepting […]

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Mother, Father, and Child

I always knew a mother’s love. My mother was never perfect, because no one is. There have been plenty of times as an adult that I’ve looked back on my childhood ticking my fingers, thinking about what could have been done better, or handled differently. But on this point there was never a doubt: my mother has, and continues to, love me fiercely, wildly, with a passion I can’t explain. […]

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What Is Humility?

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” –SexyJesus I never thought much about humility until I was asked to do a job I just couldn’t do. Up until that point in my life, I had a pretty good opinion of myself. I was righteous. I was good. When something came down the pike at me, I handled it with aplomb. (Or so […]

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Sexy Jesus

I’ve always thought Jesus was pretty handsome, but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered he’s pretty sexy, too. This guy. He loves pleasure, you know. Want to wash his hair with expensive perfume? He says, Bring it on! Want to avoid doing the dishes and sit by his feet instead? He’s like, Please, stay. Want to drink some wine and eat good food? He says, Come. I made this […]

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The Divine Mother

I do not read the Bible literally. As a practicing Quaker (who has dabbled in many other spiritual paths), I believe that there is that of God within every person. That we can connect to the Divine directly and purely, and we do not need a priest or pastor or shaman, or even the Bible. Those things can all help very much, but we don’t have to rely on them. […]

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