Jesus’ last discourse in the temple (Matthew 23), begins on a merciful note and includes a proclamation of the universal truth of the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. In the second part . . .
Commemorating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing his 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, my 95 questions are designed to turn hearts and minds to a better understanding of a variety of practices of sharing core spiritual truth.
What does it mean to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and the neighbor as ourself? Come and see.
Jesus reply to the dilemma of whether or not to pay taxes to Caesar is examined through history, psychology, neuroscience, and truth . . . beginning with Psalm 96: “Worship the Lord in holy splendor. . . . He will judge the peoples with equity. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice . . . The Lord will judge the world with righteousness; and the peoples with his truth.”
A simple experiment you may want to try with if you believe that God loves you, but you are not now able to feel it. First, raise your belief to the level of wholeheartedness.
A year ago I published Living in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. That book culminated my first career as a philosopher. I devoted that career to helping to construct a new philosophy of living based on truth, beauty, and goodness. And then I was called to a new career based on love, mercy, and ministry. The first career emphasized meaning and value. The second one emphases connecting with deity.
You decide to get a better handle on your life. You need to simplify, slow down, and get in touch with your intuition of basic reality—matter, mind, and spirit. You have moved in this direction in the past, but today is beckoning you to make a commitment.
Like a chauffeur who drives a dignitary around here and there, so that the dignitary may function and manifest, our first duty and privilege is to facilitate the entry of the beautiful, indwelling spirit into action.
Each person’s journey is unique, as thinking, feeling, and doing interweave, enabling one concept to ripen and then another, until a person is ready for a larger insight. The beauty of it all that that one person’s path through the logic of interconnected spiritual concepts and their personal realization cannot serve as a pattern for another person to imitate.
Wanna become like God? It is likely that you will find a joyously abundant treasure trove of relevant lessons by looking back on the struggles of growing up, romantic adventures, marriage and child-rearing, caring for aging parents, and present relationships with immediate family and extended family.
Too busy to read the book? Here are one-page summaries of the three parts and the seven chapters, which enable you to participate with pleasure and progress.