A way we are living: Love face-to-face and work at justice with a crowd or more. What could be a simpler ethic? What ethic is harder to live! Do we ever need help to do so! For some, help is the way the “universe” works. For others, it is the Spirit ever-present to help – […]
A way we are living: Be sure you fight the right battles. Lose battles you cannot win. Be sure your time and energy are given to fighting the battles for love and justice where you can make a difference. [A way to live Matthew 22:15-23]
A way we are living: The Africans say, “I am because you are.” They know we all lean on each other. Do express yourself. Do seek to do well in the path you are following. And do remember you are being helped all the time by the rest of us in ways you do not […]
Know that God is always helping us; God’s help comes first in all we do.
The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you.” No part of the body is inferior.
John recalls Jesus saying, “I am the way, and the truth, and the Life.”
For this week: Watch being over-confident. Listen with care to what others say about you. If you hear something critical about yourself, think about it for two weeks. If it fits, change. If it doesn’t fit, forget it. [A way to live Matthew 21:33-46] More life apps Citizenship/Wider World: “Combating ISIS,” transcript of a Religion […]
Self-reliance has to be relearned almost every day. When our lives are not going well, it is easy to blame others or social conditions. We may hear “tighten your belt” or “suck it up” from others. They are reminding us to be draw again on our own skills and wisdom and strength to endure. The Spirit works through us.
[Suggested by Exodus 17:1-7]
Being fair isn’t easy – especially, on public issues like unemployment. Action on fair hourly rates and aid to the unemployed begins in the heart of each one of us. A wise person said we are made to love and to work. Put both together in your heart as you think out where you stand on public issues about jobs. Then you are ready to talk with others. [Suggested by Matthew 20:1-16]
“Pay it forward” means do for someone else what has just been done for you. When you are forgiven for a wrongdoing of your own, be careful to forgive the next wrong done to you. Being a forgiving person is easier said than done. It’s a mighty work so pay it forward!