Resources to teach about the Golden Rule across cultures/religions- awesome!
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✪☯☮ॐ American Hippie Enlightened Quotes ~ The Golden Rule
Engage with the reality of Oneness .... the Rule of Reciprocity.
If GOD has enemies, they be NOT these; instead, it is the manipulators of these. It is legalistic views of these. It is fundamentalism. It is lower levels of moral reasoning based on interpretation of laws/rules. See, JESUS said that all the law can be summed up in love your neighbor as yourself; even love your (perceived) enemy as yourself. Because if we STOP perceiving each other as enemies, the differences give way to this very basic commonality. If we are one of these groups OR without religion or faith at all and we are consumed by fear of the others, realize that fear is NOT from GOD; it is from man; man manipulating for self interests. Lawrence Kolhberg developed a theory of moral reasoning. The highest levels were based upon universal ethical principles. Notice the universal ethical principle found in ALL these religions. If this, the golden rule, runs through the very center, a main staple of, all these religions, wouldn't it be a logical assumption that GOD may be more complexed, with a much larger plan, one of inclusiveness, rather than tribalistic exclusion, than we, divided into groups, could understand? Wouldn't it also make logical sense that, if we are ALL created equal by a creator, that each, regardless of cultural differences, are of equal value, we equal opportunity to see HIS truth? Wouldn't it make logical sense that, if we are equal brothers and sisters with ONE VERY SIMPLE MESSAGE instilled at the very core of our souls, a spirit that is perhaps GOD, HIMSELF/HERSELF, connecting us all with HIS eternal truth, that it is the manipulation, by man, politically and religiously, of all the laws that should be measured against this very basic, universal truth, that is the true "evil", rather than whether one enjoys a beer or all the other various "requirements" of that letter of the law thinking? Legalistic thinking Christians demand that the requirement is to believe fully that JESUS was the SON of GOD and to repent your sins. But for ANY thinking AND HONEST person, the concept of the Trinity is difficult to wrap your mind around. How can one NOT have doubt about such an extra-ordinary concept? JESUS, said, not MY will, but YOUR will be done. If JESUS was GOD, HE might as well said, not MY will, but MY will be done. Now, I choose to believe HE was GOD, but is that just what we have been taught? I do not know AND IM UNAFRAID TO PONDER THIS while STILL having faith AS MY CHOICE. Remember that ALL the disciples had trouble wrapping their brains around something so unusual. Thomas even HAD TO PUT HIS HANDS IN JESUS's WOUNDS FOR PROOF. So why do our pastors DEMAND a higher standard for us than those closest to JESUS that walked with HIM and served with HIM and had first hand knowledge of HIM? Is there any logic in that demand? When JESUS tried explaining that HE would die and go to the FATHER, the disciples didn't understand. And HE said that if you do not believe because HE said so, then believe in what HE had done. Well, what did HE do? What did HE teach? To love each other as equals, as we love ourselves. Now I realize, because I HAVE read every single word of the Bible, that scripture DOES say what fundamentalists say about JESUS being the way, the truth, and the life. But could that be a misinterpretation? Could the WAY JESUS called us to be, to DO, be THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFE? Could the golden rule that HE LIVED every day, be the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE we are supposed to follow? Matthew 25:31-46 would suggest so. Notice that these scriptures do NOT say that if you don't fully believe something that is EXTREMELY unusual that you'll be a goat and be departed from GOD. INSTEAD, it says that those that do not feed the hungry and clothed the naked and and give drink to the thirsty and take care of the sick and visit the prisoner would be the goats would depart from GOD. And I'd say, that if we are not doing and promoting these things, we are ALREADY departed from GOD; we are NOT in touch with HIS spirit within us, but instead, falling for the manipulations of man that would divide us as if we ALL weren't children of GOD, but tribes, and nations, with loyalty to them and not HIM and ALL HIS creation. We ALL, who believe in GOD, say that HE is truth, that HE is love. Look closely at this poster. Do you not see GOD in them all if GOD is truth and love? Keep the golden rule at the forefront of your mind. And when you hear politicians and religious leaders speaking ANYTHING that is in conflict of this ONE of JESUS's two great commands...and you slightly cringe, before you let that feeling go and join the crowd in their approval of the legalistic interpretation of scripture, pause....and ask yourself if that cringe may not be GOD within you SCREAMING under the noise, "THIS IS NOT REPRESENTING ME, CHILD". If we listen to that "voice" enough, perhaps THEN, we can unify for peace. The Sheep and the Goats 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ 41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ 44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ 45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ 46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
Book of Shadows: The Golden Rule from different cultures and religious belief systems. The message is the same in any language or spiritual framework. Loving one another creates common ground.
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beautiful quotes pinned this before but I need to read and remember this everyday.
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Day 81 Pray for the people of Libya. "So let us come boldly to the very throne of God and stay there to receive his mercy and to find grace to help us in our times of need." Hebrews 4:16 Bless and encourage those people who reside in Libya. LORD God we come boldly asking that You would allow Your power and anointing to fall on Libya so that those who don’t know You will come to do so in a great and powerful way. Guide the young people as they work to build their country. Amen.
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The value of persistent prayer! I LOVE this!! It is so true!!!!!
"The value of persistent prayer is not that He will hear us but that we finally hear Him."
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"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." --- Ghandi ♥
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"In The Arms of His Love" - Greg Olson . . . I love this picture of Jesus, as it is one of the very few depictions of him smiling. I have another amazing pic of Jesus smiling, which I keep in my picture GALLERY in my mobile phone. Jesus is with my family photos- always close to my heart.. When I need to pray or just have a moment of conversing with Jesus, it helps me to have a smiling face to talk to.
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