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faith love

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.