One direct result of reconnecting with God is that we find ourselves no longer feeling comfortable in the company of people that we previously considered friends. This is largely due to self-love and the awareness that the company we keep affects us. This could mean just keeping a healthy distance from a few friends. Or … Continue reading Self-love and the company we keep
At times I become so involved in the pragmatism of everyday life that it seems I experience moments of disconnection from God. The full weight of the world then nearly crushes me and I am reminded of what it used to be like to live life as an atheist: the lack of purpose, the superficial … Continue reading Moments of disconnection?
When you were little and screwed up, didn't it feel wonderful to be reassured that your parents loved you regardless of what you did? Now imagine that love multiplied by an exponentially bigger number that we can't grasp and voilà, God's love.
God is the only one capable of unconditional love. And it's wonderful to know that we are loved unconditionally by him. That knowledge is the very foundation of self-love.
With Jesus as hermeneutical key it becomes extremely obvious that God does not show partiality. Jesus, who's God materialized in a way that we could 'attain', treats everyone with love regardless of gender, sexual orientation, social status etc. If you read any passage in the Bible that contradicts that, then use your 'Jesus as hermeneutical key' … Continue reading God does not show partiality
A lot of us believe that being good entails doing what others ask. Always being there. Always giving. Always abiding. But that's not really being good. That's being pathologically good. And that is not good. Being genuinely good means you know when to set boundaries because going beyond them will hurt more than do good. … Continue reading If you want to be good you must set boundaries
We are all one big family. Genetically, we are all related. Spiritually, we all have the same Father. That's why festive days like Mother's Day, on top of being very commercial, don't carry much meaning - if any at all - from a spiritual standpoint. I believe in celebrating love everyday. I believe in celebrating … Continue reading “Who is my mother?”