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faith love

Truth through faith

As my experiences in life widen, there are more and more passages from the bible that touch me deeply. In the past days, this passage from Acts really resonates with me, because our times are very peculiar about the intellectual obsession about ‘truth’.

Truth can only be attained through faith. And there is only one truth that really matters:

8 “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being examined today about a kind service to a man who was lame, to determine how he was healed, 10 then let this be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 He is the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone. 12 Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

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You don’t read the bible to learn about the bible

The bible gives testimony of Jesus.

You read the bible to learn about Jesus.

Then, based on Jesus’ teachings, you can learn more about the bible.

Whatever the bible says that aligns with Jesus, you can keep.

Whatever the bible says that does not align with Jesus, you can disregard.

It’s as simple as that.

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love

The ‘good’ guy & the ‘bad’ guy

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There’s a disturbing process in politics that’s largely fed by social networks: the idolization of the ‘good’ versus the demonization of the ‘bad’.

My dear friends, make no mistake:

A) There’s no good in this world to be glorified.
B)  We are in no position to demonize the bad.

Our nature is bad.

Stop glorifying Obama. Stop demonizing Trump. They’re just like the rest of us.

There is a much greater danger when oppressing others for the sake of ‘advocating’ for the common good. Oppressing others in the name of doing good is pure evil.

You know that feeling that you’re teaching someone a lesson? Pure evil. Yup, you heard me! It’s pure evil!

Jesus used to be extremely critical of the ones who were not ‘practicing what they preached’ – the ones who, in the eyes of society, were ‘good’. But Jesus knew they were not good. And using the appearance of good to judge others was by far the most criticized behaviour – not adultery, not prostitution, not murder.

This life has always been and will always be full of struggle. What makes it easier and more bearable is our divinely inspired ability to empathize, connect and work together.

Let’s build bridges. Enough of them have been broken already.

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faith love

“Where Death Died”|Bono

I’m always touched when I hear Bono talk about his faith. The feeling of connection that faith brings is essential to inspire love in everyday life.

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faith spirituality

The relevance of sharing

The most important life experience I’ve ever had is also the one that I share the least: my conversion. Why? Because the relevance of sharing is diluted in our times in a vast sea of superficial and attention seeking sharing. Nonetheless, it does seem that meaningful sharing should also happen less frequently. And that explains the 3-year gap between my last post here and this one.