What do you say when someone asks you if you are God? Our first inclination might be one of three responses. First, our teaching may encourage us to say an emphatic YES! Then in the spirit of humility one might say, well that depends on your definition. A third response might be "well sort of." My way of thinking is to say "as a matter of fact I AM, and so are you!
We are truly free only when have the strength to forgive ourselves. When I stop carrying the burden of resentment I am free. I am the only one who can forgive my transgressions and so I do this quickly lest I forget.
When I have enough strength and courage to forgive myself, forgiving you is easy. These are some of the remarks I recall from Wednesday's service and discussion. How do you think forgiveness works or does it? What are your thougts on freedom and forgiveness?
I get a little teary eyed when I think about him. He was my communications instructor while I attended seminary. He holds a doctorate in communications and boy could he tell a story. So the nickname "Dr. Story" was quite appropriate. Robert was also my mentor and confidant, he could keep an incredibly open mind and was always quick to point out alternative views and slow to criticize. I was very moved and encouraged by Robert and would love to hear his critique of my lessons. I am honored to have known him and feel like he is still just a thought away.
We have finally come to the realization that people have the right to love others as they see fit.
The federal government has declared same sex marriage legal. What are your thoughts?
You have heard it said that nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.