Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Door is A Jar.


"'For you lock people out of the kingdom of heaven.  For you do not go in yourselves, and when others are going in, you stop them.'"  Matthew 23:13 (NRSV)

God's representatives on earth have not entered the kingdom of heaven because they do not follow the commandments of Jesus or Moses.

Jesus said, "'This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.'"  John 15:12 (NRSV)

Jesus also said, "'The first (commandment) is....."you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength."  The second is this "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."'" Mark 12:29-31 (NRSV)

So it is clear that both Jesus and Moses state that the way of God is the way of the heart.

The door to the sanctuary is the heart.

And it is the same for Aquarius.

The jar which the Water Carrier holds is symbolized by the Egyptian hieroglyph ab which means the heart.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Relativism.


You say

"That's your opinion."

And demand equal time.

You dismiss

what I say.

And waste my time.

But there is a Truth

which is not relative.

And that is Love.


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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

No Fault.


Gay people

may be

anti-church and anti-religion,

but it is

not their fault.

The fault lies

with the

priests and ministers

who told them

God hates gays.


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Monday, 28 March 2016

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Open Your Heart!



I know that

you are bad

and don't believe

in God.

But even atheists

have hearts

and crave

the delights of love.

Open your heart!


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Saturday, 26 March 2016

The Resurrection.


When God touched the earth through the revelations given to Jesus of Nazareth the reaction of the earthly authorities was to call him Beelzebub (a devil) and to attempt to ensnare him in controversy.

When this failed they sought to kill him.

But God did not require Jesus' death as a sacrifice for our sins.
Rather God said to the Pharisees and the Romans "Do your worst."
And they did.

They humiliated Jesus and then they crucified him.

When Jesus died they thought they had won.

But God had one last act up His sleeve.

God raised Jesus from the dead to sit at His right hand in heaven.

The Resurrection was God's last blessing on Jesus - a manifestation of God's steadfast love for His prophet.  And a sign to the peoples of the earth.

"And the curtain of the temple was torn in two."  Mark 15:38 (NRSV)


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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Friday, 25 March 2016

Sabbath.


Saturday.

The world is cold

and empty.

Together

we mourn.

The world is lost.

We look

to a bleak and weary

horizon.

There is no hope.

The world is lost.


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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Death.


The hour is late.

The darkness closes in.

It is the time

of hard and violent men.

Men who put

their faith

in war and torture and

death.


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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Saved!


Even if you

curse me.

Even if you

kill me.

Even if you

damn me to hell.

I will

love you

and pray

that

you are saved!


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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Monday, 21 March 2016

What is Safe?


Is it safe

to teach

Original Sin?

Is it safe

to teach

Substitutionary Atonement?

Is it safe

to teach

Judgement and Hell?

Is it safe

to go

to church?


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Sunday, 20 March 2016

A Safe Place?


There is

no point

telling people

God loves them

until

we can create

a safe place

for them to go.


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Saturday, 19 March 2016

Rude Health.


What is needed

is a

re-visioning

of our attitude

to sex.

What is needed

is rude health.


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Friday, 18 March 2016

Blessed.


Even if you

deny God.

And think that

evil wins.

I will love you

and pray for you.

And know

that you are

blessed.


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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Infinite.


The source of love is infinite.

And you will find it within your own heart.


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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Gay.


Since adolescence my sexual orientation has been exclusively towards other males.

Some would say that in that case I cannot be a spiritual person or even good.

But I am.

I have experienced God.
And He does not discriminate.

My sexual orientation is of no consequence to God except as the cause of persecution and hatred (which is fear) for which He has compassion and sympathy.

So do not listen to those who say that homosexuality is sinful.
Homosexual people can be as good and spiritual as anyone.

We can touch God's heart.

And inherit Eternal Life.


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Monday, 14 March 2016

Camellias.


Autumn.

And my camellia

is a mass

of pink

with

hearts of gold.


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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Left of Center.


Many people in our world equate religion with right-wing politics.

I have always been left-wing.

It is interesting to note that the heart is slightly left of center in the body.

But what of the right hand of God you ask?

God has a right hand but it does not do what you think.

When we pray we should place our right hand over our heart.


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Friday, 11 March 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Dividends.


We sit back

and collect

our dividends.

No questions

asked.


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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Redheads.


There's something intrinsically Aquarian about redheads.

Perhaps it's their rarity.

I remember in the 1970s going to a house where a number of single people lived together.

I was taken by one of the girls who had magnificent auburn-red hair down to her waist.

I turned and through the door came a young man with a splendid mane of orange-red hair down to his waist.

He was her brother.

My prayer is that these beautiful people see what has been done to them by their rock legends and that they be healed in body, mind, and spirit.


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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

A Good Time.


They say:

"Just have a good time"

and

"Don't have an agenda."

But the world

suffers

neglect and oppression,

while we

have

no opinion.


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Monday, 7 March 2016

Ahimsa.


Many religious texts portray God as violent.

The Vedic principle of ahimsa or non-violence, however, enjoins us not to harm anything.

Ahimsa became the principle virtue of Indian religions.
It is also one of the observances of Yoga.

So why would God tell us to be non-violent if He was violent Himself?

The answer is He wouldn't.

Non-violence is one of the major attributes of the Divine.

So any text that portrays God as violent or inspires us to use violence against others is false.  And those who endorse them are false prophets.

God is non-violent, transcendent, sublime, and beautiful.

He causes harm to no one.  


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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hydraulics.


Musclemen

take heed!

Reject

heavy metal

and

hit the

hydraulics.

Drink water.

And marry

Aquarius.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Something for Everyone.


The covert Satanism and black magic which permeates our popular culture does not only victimize the vulnerable, they have something for everyone.

The famous are made predatory and callous.
The strong are made monsters and fascists.
The rich and powerful are made exploitative and indifferent.
The religious are corrupted and perverted.

So it is not enough to merely resist temptation.
We must create an equal and opposite force for good.

And to do this we must also have something for everyone:

Altruism for the famous.
A heart for the strong.
A conscience for the rich and powerful.
Love for the religious.

But most of all Love.


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Friday, 4 March 2016

Birds and Bees.


Sex

is found

everywhere in nature.

It is

the well-spring

of life.

And a gift

from God.

We should

embrace its virtues

and

give thanks.


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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Problems.


The problems of our world

cannot be solved

by violence.

We close our hearts

and stop our ears.

But violence begets violence

and fear begets fear.


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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Making Heaven.


When we are in church there always seems to be a lot of receiving going on.

"Lord help our friend who is sick."
"Father grant us peace."
"Put your love into our hearts."
"Grant us your blessing,"
"Lord hear our prayer."
And so on.....

We seem to expect God to do everything for us.

But true spiritual development involves giving.

It is up to us to open our hearts.

It is up to us to give love.

And when we give love to God and to those around us we are making heaven.

For the clouds of heaven are clouds of love.


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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Gay Church.


We need

a safe place.

A place where

acceptance

is not just talk.

A place where

love

is not just a word.

We need

a safe place

within

God's Love.


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