Reading the parable of the Good Samaritan, we typically vilify the priest and the Levite, yet we exhibit the same avoidance behavior regularly. How can we recognize and overcome our tendencies to ignore opportunities to show compassion?
Category: Social Issues
The Key to Loving Your Enemies / Spiritual Meditations
No part of the Sermon on the Mount is more challenging than it’s teaching to love our enemies. Here are some tips to help you attain that love.
You’re Not a Likely Victim – Trust / Spiritual Meditations
Are we a species doom to kill and be killed? Our constant exposure to bad news is overpowering our sense of trust in God. and what statistics prove.
Fear-the Hidden Poison of Politics | Spiritual Meditations
God tells us over and over again in the scriptures (365 times or there about) “do not fear.” Yet when politicians don’t follow the ‘golden rule’, they create fears that are unfounded and we believe them.
Confession-Blogging Was Not My Idea | Spiritual Meditations
You would think that we all have something we consider worthy of being conveyed to others. But not me. I had no aspirations to write. My passion for spiritualty was the only realm in which I felt I could generate any worthwhile thoughts. Yet I had no topic ideas whatsoever. As I got up from prayer, eight topics poured into my mind….God’s affirmation.
God’s Unsung Gift to You-Free Will/ Spiritual Meditations
The agony we feel when we see loved ones or friends ruining their lives, or, at least, making bad choices, often brings us to our knees before God.
A Shocking Number of Children are Vulnerable | Spiritual Meditations
“It takes a village to raise a child”. My friends, Amanda and Nathan, took this to heart….then didn’t think it was enough. Consider adoption.
Who are Your Neighbors? | Spiritual Meditations
We don’t usually allow ourselves to be outside of our comfort zone. And talking to a stranger can be challenging, because we don’t know what is on the other side, Many of our fears are irrational.
Genetics Selects the Needy and the Helpful | Spiritual Meditations
Do we have a moral obligation to share the fruits of our inherited personality traits with individuals who inherited traits that don’t make money?