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Suns Exist


“…If you are seeking, seek us with joy
For we live in the kingdom of joy.
Do not give your heart to anything else
But to the love of those who are clear joy,
Do not stray into the neighborhood of despair.
For there are hopes: they are real, they exist —
Do not go in the direction of darkness —
I tell you: suns exist…”

– Jalal-ud-Din Rumi –

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Posted by on February 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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On Jews and Gentiles, Slaves and Freedman

Who said this is the only Universe?
Kenyans and Circumcision, and Israelis and Immigration, and Liberals on Circumcision and Conservatives on Liberals:

-1 Corinthians 7:18-

-“Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised.”-

Fascinating.
I did not know that Freedman was a word.

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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One was born hairy

  • -Genesis 25:25-

-The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. –

  1. I don’t know what to say.
  2. Sexuality is a hard thing.
  3. Only if sexuality is a thing to begin with.

Human Beings are not things.

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Wicked! Or more than one wife

-Genesis 16:2-

-so she said to Abram, “The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her.”

I think of those women who cannot get pregnant.

I think of those men who believe that their heart is available to more than one woman.

I think of Telenovelas and The Old Testament.

I imagine the drama in the story-telling of The Old Testament in their times….A soap opera, an intrigue.

Also, what does God sound like? I mean Gods voice.

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Freedom to be

“Each one should test his [her] own actions. Then he [her] can take pride in themselves, without comparing themselves to anybody else…”

-Galatians 6:4-

  1. The purpose of Criticism or Discipline or Punishment is simply to restore
  2. The attitude is one of Service not of Defence nor Attack
  3. Act in obedience to Spirit, eschewing selfishness and instead exhibiting wholesomeness
  4. Act in Humility
  5. Seek Counsel
  6. Accept responsibility for giving AND/OR receiving correction
  7. Discern the Spirit of the occasion and of the participants – is it good?
 
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Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Tears &; Worship

-C. S. Lewis-

“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite Joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea.

We are far too easily pleased”

“…His {Her} master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!..”
“…You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!…”

-Matthew 25:21, 23-

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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And not to see death…

“…Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he [she] does, whether he [she] is slave or free.”

-Ephesians 6:7-8-

The Third Book of Enoch

These recount how Enoch was taken up to Heaven and was appointed guardian of all the celestial treasures, chief of the archangels, and the immediate attendant on God’s throne.

He was subsequently taught all secrets and mysteries and, with all the angels at his back, fulfils of his own accord whatever comes out of the mouth of God, executing His decrees.

Much esoteric literature like the 3rd Book of Enoch identifies Enoch as the Metatron, the angel which communicates God’s word.

In consequence, Enoch was seen, by this literature, and the Rabbinic kabbala of Jewish mysticism, as having been the one which communicated God’s revelation to Moses, in particular, the dictator of the Book of Jubilees.

And so the dream and promise of Heaven. Is this as clear to me as the dream and promises of a brand New Car? A bigger TV? A faster phone?

Is Heaven a clear reward for me? What is heaven anyway, is it the gold paving that I yearn for?

Or is there something more to the promise of Heaven, than walls encrusted with Diamond?

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Then the land had rest from war

 

My Gardener is enthusiastic.

He kills all the weeds in my garden,
Sweating conviction,

In purple droplets,
Muscles wet,

In the midday sun, he
Slaughters them,

My perfect weeds I spent so long cultivating,
Black,

And whites ones,
Jewish and Muslim,

Mayhem.

Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba.
(Arba  was the greatest man among the Anakim.)
And the land had rest from war, 

But-

My gardener has turned into a terrorist,
And my weeds are no longer safe.

-Joshua 14:15-

Photo – Gay Israel on Pininterest

-short evocative poetry-


 
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Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Leadership


‘…The entire law is something up in a single command: “Love you neighbors as yourself”. If you keep on boring and detouring each other, watch out our you will be destroyed by each other.’

-Galatians 5; 14-15-

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Ghost

 “So we make it our goal to please [the Lord], whether we are at home in the body or away from it.”

-2 Corinthians 5:9-

What is MY purpose?
What is MY passion?

Are the two the same?

If I am passionate, do I also have purpose?

Perhaps the purpose for us all is to find love and share it?

Happy New Year – 2018

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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