Does your religion, belief system, church or denomination lay an emphasis on knowledge or wisdom? Yes, of course there will, of necessity, be an overlap between the two at some point – but it appears to me that the church, at least in the West, has traditionally promoted and valued knowledge over wisdom. And the problem is that we have come to believe that great knowledge equates to great wisdom. This lie is one of the reasons that society in general and the church in particular is in such a mess today. Continue Reading
In the beginning there was love. Love ruled in relationship, behaviour, attitude and indeed every aspect of life and living. People loved people, loved God, loved animals, loved nature, loved their environment. And love cared, love gave, love loved everywhere in every situation. Continue Reading
One of the things that truly amaze me is how wrong the people – mostly religious people, got Jesus when he appeared in Palestine over 2000 years ago. So certain were most of them that he was not who he said he was, so certain were they that he was not at all like the Messiah predicted in their scriptures – they were happy to see him out of the way – nailed to a Roman cross. And the more religious, the more theological, the more highly regarded and the more expert they were – the more they got it wrong! Continue Reading
How glibly in the past did I read the Bible. How quickly and with a total lack of observation did I skip across passages which, had I stopped to think about them, would have been unintelligible to me – or at least held a mystery I could not fathom or understand.
And now that I do take time – I find myself pausing more than reading as I struggle to take in the full impact of the things I see! Continue Reading
In the place of darkness it is often very difficult to see any light at the end of the tunnel. To be consumed by darkness is a terrible thing – yet even in our darkest hour the music of hope can be heard in the background if we strain to listen. Continue Reading