Definition #119 Religion

Obama speaks of US Religion

Obama speaks of US Religion

I believe that the starting point of faith is some doubt — not being so full of yourself and so confident that you are right and that God speaks only to us, and doesn’t speak to others, that God only cares about us and doesn’t care about others, that somehow we alone are in possession of the truth

Our job is not to ask that God respond to our notion of truth — our job is to be true to Him, His word, and His commandments.  And we should assume humbly that we’re confused and don’t always know what we’re doing and we’re staggering and stumbling towards Him, and have some humility in that process.  And that means we have to speak up against those who would misuse His name to justify oppression, or violence, or hatred with that fierce certainty.  No God condones terror.  No grievance justifies the taking of innocent lives, or the oppression of those who are weaker or fewer in number.

Humility; a suspicion of government getting between us and our faiths, or trying to dictate our faiths, or elevate one faith over another.  And, finally, let’s remember that if there is one law that we can all be most certain of that seems to bind people of all faiths, and people who are still finding their way towards faith but have a sense of ethics and morality in them — that one law, that Golden Rule that we should treat one another as we wish to be treated.

The Torah says “Love thy neighbor as yourself.”

In Islam, there is a Hadith that states: “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.”

The Holy Bible tells us to “put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”  Put on love.

Become Your Father


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after one grows up.”
Pablo Picasso
1 Peter 1:24:
“All our greatness is like a flower that droops and falls; but the Word of the Lord will last forever: Jesus, the Living Christ!”

Look within
Locate your light!
Nurture it!


When you fade
Open the portal
To eternity

Your Father
Soul song!

Who is this Spirit?


Minister of God’s Compassion
John 15:26-27, 14:15-18. 14:26, 16:5-16

I will send you the Comforter
He will come to you from the Father,
Tell you all about me;
He is the source of all truth.

He will come to you from the Father;
He’s been with me from the beginning:
Comforts you in doubt, despair and affliction.

Tell you all about me;
Gives you wisdom to examine your life
See past denial and self deception.

He is the source of all truth:
Reveals the teachings of Jesus,
Guides you to justice and truth.


Abusive taskmasters
They render us

The God of Peace and Righteousness
gentle calm:
He values us
to gold,
above stones, iron
brass and silver.

we rise,
from mineral
to iron
to metal
to lustre.
by His grace.

Trust is a Rainbow

Prismatic Vision

Arthur works the colors.

Trust is a Rainbow

Trust is a rainbow
Spanning faith and love.

I believe in you,
Fly up,
And land in a pot of gold.

Radiate the kiss of you
Glow with your covenant,
An aura of reconciliation.

The song of praise
Drums through the hills
Proclaiming: Alleluia!

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