When Jesus was crucified, he wasn’t on his own: there were two criminals crucified either side of him. Facing death, one of those guys wasted his dying breath on mocking the Son of God – the other guy though… the … Continue reading
Religion, people sometimes say, is all about pie in the sky when you die. And why give up good stuff now for something that may or may not materialise later?
So it may surprise you to hear that “later” was not why I became a Christian Continue reading
thank you Jesus that you have given me the promise of undeserved citizenship in heaven. thank you that just as I know that one day I’ll die, thanks to you I know that I will live forever. you’ve promised you were going to prepare a place for us and that you yourself would take us there, and what joy it is to know that – – –
an image that came to my mind when hearing the sermon in church this evening – as our pastor was talking about storing riches in heaven (as opposed to the very temporary and perishable treasures we accumulate on earth) – I was reminded of my blue plastic box:
a long time ago I had what I think of as my nomadic era – Continue reading
How many prayers do I have to say? Must I pray standing, or kneeling? Head covered? Head bare? How much money must I give to the poor? How many grannies must I help across the road? How much good must I … Continue reading
Imagine a world where nobody hurts anybody. Ever.
No cruelty. No bitching. No calling each other names. No insults. No violence. No murder. No gossip. No stealing. No hurtful behaviour, no hurtful talk, no hurtful thoughts. No hate. Continue reading