Jesus protected women.
Honored women publicly.
Released the voice of women.
Confided in women.
Was funded by women.
Celebrated women by name.
And spoke of women as examples to follow.
It’s very rare, I think, that Divine wisdom and human psychological wisdom match so perfectly as what you just shared, Russ. I hope you don’t mind my putting it on my blogsite 🙂
INCLUSION DESTROYS BIBLIOLATRY
We don’t place ourselves “under the authority of the Bible”.
Rather we got stuck in religion when we surrendered to the “authority” of another person’s interpretation of the Bible.
God is not a book. That’s called bibliolatry.
It was the Pharisees who were bibliolaters and placed their interpretations over relationships. The word Pharisee means separatist.
Here is the nuance. One will say, “I love people even if I disagree.” Perfect.
But in religion that can really mean “I really care about you that you are going to hell and I still see you as separate until you agree with me and join my club’s interpretation”.
Caring is a step forward but it still masks separation.
Consider the possibility that all were created equal. Everyone is my brother/sister. My “parish” is the world. There is only one human family, one God and Father of all who is above all, through all and in all. There is no us/them. There is only an illusion of separation which religion fosters.
~ Chuck Crisco
Sometimes we need to define certain words as they have more than one meaning:
GOD = One who sometimes answers prayer and sometimes sends to hell?
….. OR …..
GOD = Omnipresent, Omnipotent Consciousness?
HEART = The center of the emotions?
HEART = The unlimited place of awareness; the core of one’s being.
I’m caught up in a dilemma
Not quite sure how to resolve.
I have a very full friends list
FB, twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn,
Bunch a blogs ‘n other stuff
Number exceeds 20,000
Not only that but the variety
Is most deliberate: all ages,
Races, levels of spiritual
So-called knowledge! From newbies
To gurus and back again,
If you know what I mean!
My hope, my dream, my heart’s delight
Is to alienate as few people as possible.
When those outside our sheltered
Internet world ask That Question:
“Are you a Christian”?
“It all depends on how one defines CHRISTIAN. If one is referring by that nomenclature to traditional doctrinal beliefs promulgated by a Western understanding of Holy Scriptures, then, NO, I AM not a “Christian.” However, if one means one’s belief in the Universality of the CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS which is one with LOVE being one’s natural and only state, then, YES, I AM a Christian and brother to CHRIST and a Son of My Father.” <3 ~PA~. Albert Joseph Jefferson
Sometimes they need a “Yes/No” answer
As in the case of a
There’s simply not the time
Nor space to say, with AJJ, It depends.
“Writing is…. being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists inside you in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physicality, and spirit, and to then store it like a genie in tense, tiny black symbols on a calm white page. If the wrong reader comes across the words, they will remain just words. But for the right readers, your vision blooms off the page and is absorbed into their minds like smoke, where it will re-form, whole and alive, fully adapted to its new environment.”
― Mary Gaitskill
Spiritual Writers Network
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE
Between a Miracle and a Healing?
We need our precious mind(s)
Healed of whatever blocks
Total free-flowing harmony,
Spirituality, present perfection.
Healed of blockage of all
That delays, depresses, destroys.
Healed of any ‘whatsoever’
That would prevent new
Exciting and wonderful adventures.
Healed of envy, hate and fear
Healed of bigotry & prejudice
Healed of missing our own personal
Wildest dream fulfilled.
Re-li-gion (noun) – a return to bondage. The word “religion” is traced to the Latin “re” meaning “again” and “ligare” meaning “to bind.”
A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it.