• America,  Black Lives Matter,  Love,  Love your enemies,  Loving the unlovable,  Martin Luther King,  Peace,  Spiritual Challenge

    Loving Our Enemies. What a concept.

    I hate to say it, but our country hasn’t historically been real big on love.  It hasn’t been part of our political or spiritual consciousness to cultivate love, kindness, and compassion.  In fact, many Americans seem to be more excited about our might and strength, our ability to “kick a _ _.”  Our country has a bad case of machismo. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  I often think of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.  When he was rallying the people to fight injustice and racism, he didn’t stir up the flames of anger and hatred by recounting the numbers of lynchings, rapes, or cross-burnings.  Amazingly, he preached…

  • Apparitions,  Divine intervention,  Evil,  Free Will,  Gandhi,  Good,  Martin Luther King,  Mother Mary,  Mother Teresa,  Prayer,  Right action,  so below,  Tubman

    Prayer & Free Will

    After a lot of reading this week, I had a very important insight.  I finally realized why it is so important that we pray. The Holy One sees all the many, many things that are “wrong” in this world.  Quite a few of you, no doubt, wonder why it is that Divinity allows so many evil things to happen.  The answer comes in two short words: free will.  God is not permitted to intercede because we’ve been given the gift of free will. Although it may seem as though things are beyond our control, the fact is, many of us have stopped trying because we feel so overwhelmed.  It’s like,…