We all run into some difficult situations in life. One of the most discouraging from my observations is when the people who were there from our beginnings, meaning our family roots, begin to become, over time, very didactic even to the point of becoming fanatical and even somewhat 'creepy'.
It does not matter what a person has achieved in the world or how many degrees they have from universities. If they do not understand who Jesus Christ was, and is, they simply do not understand life. Comments?
- Reverend Bob (from the book 'Life Goes On')
Detaching from a bad life situation without feeling any resentment is difficult to do. Bitterness in the mind, however, can be superseded by good feelings in the heart. Those good feelings in the heart can only come as a gift from God. Those same feelings were given to you in the very beginning. Ask God to help you to recall those feelings with clarity. And in ways that are unknown to me, I believe He will do that. - Reverend Bob
When a stupid person insults you, becoming angry at that person is comparable to paying them a thousand dollars out of your spiritual bank account. Stupid and indecent people desire to impoverish you spiritually. A thousand dollars, metaphorically speaking, is the approximate cost of your wasted energy. Why spend all that hard earned money getting angry at them when the cost of just ignoring them is absolutely free? Make sense?
– the Rev.
To fight against government tyranny, or exploitation, is an honorable purpose. Defending and preserving governments who try to be fair and non-tyrannical is also honorable and courageous. Discerment is of the utmost importance.
- Reverend Bob from the book 'Life Goes On'.
Sometimes I think I'm a little too empathetic. I've always cheered for the underdog, which is fine, but I tend to go to extremes. Like - I went down to the bowling alley the other day and I was watching a bowling match. I found myself rooting for the pins. How is that for a dreamer."
A 'desire to learn' is the only thing that will be required of the contributors to this site. A person does not need to have a strong opinion on something to contribute to the conversation. In fact, having questions can often be more appropriate.