Paul declared, “if one member suffers, all suffer together with it” This is true both within and outside of the church. We live in an interconnected world. The struggles of our neighbors affect us.
This points to the conclusion that Near Death Experiences are real with profound significance and meaning, and also provides evidence of life after death.
We don’t have to wait for ‘final checkout’ to redeem our faith coupon; we can experience the Kingdom of Heaven on earth today.
God spoke to me and said, “Rick, stop reading these names and go over to the World Trade Center North Tower”.
To experience the miraculous we cannot demand it from God by using some magical incantation. Neither is a life of study required. A seeking heart makes the connection.
The root of compassion is solidarity in the basic reality of our shared human experience. It is not just a sense of pity or sympathy, but a deeper sense of entering into the “passion” of another human being.
The original Hebrew adds surprising detail and depth to a story of deceit and cunning.
As long as we live on this earth, our constant approach to God will be that of persons in need. Prayer is not only a call for help. It is first and foremost an acknowledgement that everything we are and everything we have comes from God..
Our busy lives and prayer do not have to be mutually exclusive.