true compassion

True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr

bible relevant today

I am a news junkie – I read a minimum of two online newspapers each day, plus the highlights from several others online. I certainly appreciate all of those resources, but no other source offers more insight into the human condition than the Bible, in my opinion. And, no other source offers as much hope and wisdom.

i am not a christian – as you may see one

Tell someone you are a Christian and they may automatically assume you are a closed-minded bigot, conservative capitalist, probably pro-war, certainly anti-gay and surely anti-feminist.

They may also assume you condemn others for their moral failures, are intolerant of other faiths and are likely to be humourless and intellectually challenged.

That aint me.

science can’t cure us

Science can’t cure what ails us. We can already feed the world’s population – we just don’t. Science cannot cure selfishness, greed and the darkness in a man’s soul… but faith can and does.

The verdict is in…

Science – valuable

Faith – priceless

be still. look up.

Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, said our preoccupation with technological communication is creating in us something he calls partial attention disorder.

We have long lists of acquaintances in our mobile phone books, but fewer close friends.

More importantly, we are losing the power to contemplate .

We are finding it difficult to express the soul within us.

The Bible talks of Jesus often just turning his eyes towards Heaven in the midst of a world gone mad.

It was the same for the leaders of the early church Peter and Paul. When confronted by mindless chatter, ignorance and hatred they often turned their eyes to Heaven.

The seeker of the sacred looks up.