Monthly Archives: December 2011

Know Yourself

  It’s important that we see ourselves the way others see us – not with the eyes, but with an inner sense. What do I mean by that? What we see with our eyes is limited. Even facial expressions and … Continue reading

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Be Yourself?

Instead of striving to live an “authentic” life, try getting in touch with that which is bigger than you are and let it live through you. Being authentic, or being yourself, can sometimes be an excuse to let it all … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Sun

Three million miles is a lot. That’s how much closer we are to the sun at this otherwise “darkest” time of the year. Is it any wonder that our inner lights are amped up, shining brighter than in any other … Continue reading

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The Virgin Birth

Rather than make Jesus look good and the rest of us bad, the Virgin Birth points up our inherent divinity—all of us, not just Jesus. We can no longer say that we are only human and use that as an … Continue reading

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Virgin

Mary surrendered to God. All she wanted to do was to live long enough to see the Messiah. Material possessions meant nothing to her, because all of her desire was focused on seeing God. She was the empty chalice into … Continue reading

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Electricity and Political Conflict

Killing one’s own family members is abhorrent. We are hardwired not to do that. In the movie The Usual Suspects, rival gang members capture the family of their underworld opponent, threatening to kill his wife and children before his eyes … Continue reading

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Jesus as Guru

The idea of an indwelling God was a radical departure for the Middle Eastern religious mindset, but it was old hat in India. God, for the Hindus, was not a king in a kingdom, not a punishing and rewarding ruler, … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism

It’s easy to believe that you are the city on a hill, even as the relentless forces of global politics are building up mountains all around you. Jesus said that the high would be made low and the low high, … Continue reading

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