The Christian Gospels call us to compassion…to hospitality…to dialogue and including and welcoming. “Love one another as I have loved you.” “Peace be with you.” “Do not be afraid.”
March 22, 2015.
Today is World Water Day.
“Water is the driving force of all nature.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
“When you do what Buddhas do, then you are a Buddha.
There are no shortcuts.
Same is true for being Christ-like.
It has nothing to do with what you wear around your neck
(or how many Buddha statues are in your home).
It has everything to do with how you treat others and live your life.
There are no shortcuts.” ~Timber Hawkeye
“The only thing that is going to save mankind is if enough people live their lives for something or someone other than themselves.” ~Leon Uris
Sometimes reading the news, I get confused. Maybe its just me but some seem so quick to judge others’ behavior (especially sexual behavior) in the name of either Yahweh – the God of the Bible’s Old Testament or Jesus Christ – the God of the Bible’s New Testament.
My confusion? I thought Islamic extremists were the only people who justified their hateful, violent and barbaric judgments in the name of Allah, the God of the Koran.
Today, I pray to judge nothing that occurs.
“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” `John 13:34