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Do to others as you would like them to do to you.

The Christmas Sermon:

The new tax reform bill has led to an intense debate over whether it would help or hurt the poor. Tax reform in general raises critical issues about whether the government should redistribute income and promote equality in the first place.

Jews and Christians look to the Bible for guidance about these questions. And while the Bible is clear about aiding the poor, it does not provide easy answers about taxing the rich. But even so, over the centuries biblical principles have provided an understanding on how to help the needy.

— Taxing the rich to help the poor? Here’s what the Bible says.

 

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2017 in Snippets

 

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Civilization 101: How to Love God

“To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.

“If, instead of seeing faults in others, we look within ourselves, we are loving God.

“If, instead of robbing others to help ourselves, we rob ourselves to help others, we are loving God.

“If we suffer in the sufferings of others and feel happy in the happiness of others, we are loving God.

“If, instead of worrying over our own misfortunes, we think ourselves more fortunate than many many others, we are loving God.

“If we understand and feel that the greatest act of devotion and worship to God is not to hurt or harm any of His beings, we are loving God.

“To love God as He ought to be loved, we must live for God and die for God, knowing that the goal of life is to love God, and find Him as our own self.” — Meher Baba

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2017 in Articles

 

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Greed and Selfishness

Who is Saint Gregory?

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It is by no means enough not to steal the property of others; you are in error if you keep to yourself the wealth which God has created for all. He who does not give to others what he possesses is a murderer, a killer; when he keeps for his own use what would provide for the poor, one can say that he is slaying all those who could have lived from his plenty; when we share with those who are suffering, we do not give what belongs to us, but what belongs to them. This is not an act of pity, but the payment of a debt. — Pope Gregory the Great (6th Century)

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Quotes

 

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Beautiful Souls in Ugly Cages

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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Articles

 

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The First Peace

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“The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.” — Black Elk

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2016 in Articles

 

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Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

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Often attributed to the 13th-century saint Francis of Assisi, the prayer in its present form cannot be traced back further than 1912, when it was printed in Paris in French, in a small spiritual magazine called La Clochette (The Little Bell), published by La Ligue de la Sainte-Messe (The League of the Holy Mass). The author’s name was not given, although it may have been the founder of La Ligue, Fr. Esther Bouquerel.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2016 in Articles

 

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The Most Natural Desire of Love is to Share

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Posted by on December 8, 2016 in Articles

 

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Transformation Begins With Self and Extends Outwards

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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Articles

 

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Degradation of the Creation is Not Loving God

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Posted by on December 6, 2016 in Articles

 

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Honor the Sacred Gift

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Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Articles

 

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We Might Have To Medicate You

Resist your temptation to lie
By speaking of separation from God,
Otherwise,
We might have to medicate
You. In the ocean
A lot goes on beneath your eyes. Listen,
They have clinics there too
For the insane
Who persist in saying things like:
“I am independent from the
Sea, God is not always around 
Gently
Pressing against
My body.”
 
 
From: ‘The Gift’ by Hafiz, a Sufi poet.
Translated by Daniel Ladinsky
 
 

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Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Articles

 

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Choose: Scarcity or Abundance?

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Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Articles

 

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Honor Diversity

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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Articles

 

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Live in a Way That Honors Who You Are

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e.e. cummings

Five Key Questions to Ask Yourself:

1. What or who would you be if you knew you couldn’t fail?
2. What is your ninety-second personal elevator speech?
3. What are your core personal values?
4. What makes you genuinely happy?
5. If money were no object, how would you live your life differently?

So, find a quiet place and allow yourself plenty of time to go through and really think about each question and then just go for it.

Go ahead. Begin your journey. Change direction. Create new dreams or rediscover dreams you left behind.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Articles

 

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Question Authority? Question EVERYTHING!

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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Articles

 

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