Being fruitful is bringing to the fore the best possibilities we can imagine over the longest expanse of time. The best that comes from us necessarily has to be part of us so we must aim at being your best conceivable self. Being our best and bringing our best to bare beyond ourselves is lived … Continue reading The What and Why of “Be Fruitful and Multiply”
What Faith Is Faith is work done in the belief that outcomes hoped for will come to pass as a consequence of the work we do. The word “faith” makes a qualitative distinction between the spirit in which we work i.e. With trust/expectation (i.e. faith) in the reliability of the consequences of our work to … Continue reading Unpacking 1. What faith is 2. What Faith Is Not and 3. Why We Should All Have Faith | Part 1 of the 3
😐 Sooo, you can do all things through God who strengthens you yet you're "powerless" to positively affect the lives of those he instructed you to love as thyself... 🙄 ☝️😌 Well, either you can't in fact do all things through God as the Good Book says or you can and do but God is … Continue reading Powerless or Wilful?
We're to take up our cross daily but what exactly does that mean?
We exert exhausting effort to right the adverse impacts of "the way it is". We strive to help the underprivileged, the disadvantaged... the damaged. There's our food-feeding, clothing-donating, mid-incarceration counseling, there's even fundraising efforts, but all efforts focus on changing outcomes without actually changing "the way it is". While these are important, where are the … Continue reading Good Doing or Undoing?
Time is the divine's economy, which currency do you spend? Freedom of choice which source to meet your ends. There's love and of course there is indifference, Both currencies spend, it’s all about the issuers. Do you work in love, gift-giving and gifts get? Do you ascribe worth what’s ours at birth and decide who … Continue reading The Divine Economy
People barely wield sufficient power over their own lives yet the kind of changes I go on and on about require plenty more power. We believe we are too small and our influence too trivial to affect "the way it is". But the way we are, are the atoms of which our reality is composited. … Continue reading You (Are) Matter
A lot of people passed away in the last three months — many unexpectedly. What would you be doing if you knew you wouldn’t see past the next three months? I mean, I know it’s hard to think considering the festive season is like a sedative, but when you go back to working (you know, … Continue reading What Would You Do If You Knew When Your Life Would End?
On Strength I buried one of my sisters this past week and never had I so frequently heard the words “be strong”; this I heard from everyone. At a private viewing the evening before the funeral, from early in my arrival to my slow, meandering withdrawal, I shed tears; scattered showers so to speak. I … Continue reading On Strength and Weakness in Grieving
Life's experiences aren't tests and aren't meant to show us who we are. They're opportunities to be who we want to be. Tests are either passed or failed. If there is anything in the way of failure, it's failing to create the best version of ourselves as we have the power to — being, instead, … Continue reading Tests or Opportunities?
Listen: https://audiomack.com/song/ervinwelsh/pursuit-of-happiness-sample-20170108 Pursuit of Happiness Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh That we were created to be happy is an interesting concept. If we weren't created we wouldn't worry about happiness. Death is the only thing guaranteed in this world So I doubt your concept’s correct I got one accurater. [Break] We're here for a reason. … Continue reading Pursuit of Happiness
Listen: N/A When I Die Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh When I die throw a Soca fete! Donate the proceeds to a worthy cause. Donate my organs to those who still have breath to use them. Unceremoniously dispose of me And spare me the eulogy. Share my thoughts, Not yours about me. I don’t care … Continue reading When I Die
Listen: N/A The Evolution of I Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh I am not the man I was when I started this sentence. In every moment of everyday I die and am reborn. I am remade - formed from events of significant proportions And fleeting, unnoteworthy, moments. You do not see this metamorphosis. I retire … Continue reading The Evolution of I
If you understand how faith works, you understand how prophecy works and neither are beyond our comprehension or dependent on spiritual orientation.