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1.02.2010

"Inseparable: Joyful and Giving. Blessed are the Givers." SL

"Inseparable:  Joyful and Giving. Blessed are the Givers."  SL

SL here. OUR DEADLY BLINDNESS. Friends, you DEFINITELY will want to see this.

From my beloved sister Beverly who along with her biological family
is personally responsible for me being alive - on several occasions,
having first nursed me back to life after my first Hunger Strike for the
children of Chester PA.

Start

ps: I have not followed up to be sure this is a valid Washington
Post article.
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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Beverly Austin
To: jay/start mcginley?loving
Sent: Sat, January 2, 2010 7:23:25 PM
Subject: FW: Percption

WOW, do you see what you are up against Start/ What Jesus our Lord was up against, Makes me think long and hard.Makes me want to cry. Of course you see what am I thinking, of course you do.................However, what would I have done, How would I have reacted.
Love SC

Perception

...something to think about...




Washington, D.C.

Metro Station on a cold January morning ...




The man with a violin
played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.. During that time approx. two thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.


After
three minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.


4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.


10 minutes:
A three-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time.
This
action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes:
The musician played continuously. Only six people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace... The man collected a total of $32.


1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever
written, with a violin valued at $3.5 million dollars.


Two days before
Joshua Bell sold out a theatre in Boston where the seats averaged $200.


This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.


The questions raised: in a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One
conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made... How many other things are we missing?





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Wind chill is 6 degrees now

Makes the typing dfuclt.  :-)

Love you.

Start

"Un-Christlikes are Murder." SL

"Un-Christlikes are Murder."  SL

"Live vs Death: Brother TO vs Brother With." SL

"Live vs Death: Brother TO vs Brother WITH."  SL

Jesus had Peter had quite a go round on this:

'Peter, do you Love (agape) me?"
"I love you like you were my brother (filios)."

Hmmmmm.  "PETER, DO YOU LOVE ME?!?!?!?"

Jesus had to ask twice more.

Imagine if we eliminated words like cyanide,
nitrogen, carbon dioxide... and only had the
word Oxygen for all gas.  That would be a problem.

Well we have a MUCH bigger problem.  We only,
CARELESSLY use the world Love for:

Universal Love
Lust
Sex
Desire
Friendship
Acquantainceship
One night stands
Pleasurableness
Blood relationships
Romance
Reciprocal relations.....

Love is Universal OR IT IS NOT LOVE.

You Friends are among the only exception I know: "on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing." Matthew 23:28

You Friends are among the only exception I know:

"on the outside you appear righteous,
but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing."

Matthew 23:28

1.01.2010

Documentary Trailer: "The Man named Start Loving"


The ENTIRE point of the Gospels / Jesus life: One Father, we're ALL ONE FAMILY, NO DOUBLE STANDARDS, GET ON WITH IT.

The ENTIRE point of the Gospels / Jesus life: 
One Father, we're ALL ONE FAMILY,
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS,, EVER, GET ON WITH IT.

We killed Jesus for telling us this.  We hated Him for it.
And for 1900 years we've been killing ourselves to
make anything and everything else BESIDE THIS
the point of His teachings.  And now it is almost too
late for us to get it right. 

It is up to me.  It is up to YOU now.  We are the last chance.

CJ - I GIVE YOU TWO COMMANDMENTS:

1.  Devote your life entirely to the will of Our One Father

2.  Devote your life entirely to the Least of These in
     Our One global Family - ESPECIALLY the poor,
     ESPECIALLY the enemy, ESPECIALLY the foreigner.

There is NOTHING BESIDES THIS in Jesus' Teachings.
Everything else was embellishment, clarification,
emphasis and support.

This is the Law and the Prophets.

Embracing THIS, THAT WE ARE ALL IMMEDIATE FAMILY,
THAT WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS...

THIS ALONE IS SALVATION -
A. PERSONAL SALVATION from a Joyless, Meaningless Life,
B. COLLECTIVE SALVATION from Global Civilization Collapse.

THERE IS NO OTHER SALVATION.  EVER.  PERIOD.

GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JOYFUL NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

START


Shari - is She why I'm here? OMG

What an incredibly sacred encounter.  Half an hour maybe.

She's 19ish maybe? Today she returns to China from her
6 months exchange program. 

Stunning.  Kind.  Thoughtful.  Open. Informed.  Wondering.
Mature.  Concerned for the world.  Inquisitive.  Smart. Educated....

She asked it all.  She grasped it all - that I have to offer.
We discussed the various human rights movements.  She
totally gets - she emphasizes to me - the determination
of the Chinese Gov. to prevent dissent.  She sees the
impossibility of resisting - trying to improve human rights
in China.  BUT SHE SEES THAT WISELY, NOT RECKLESSLY,
MAKING THE ATTEMPT IS LIFE ITSELF.

A really fun, brief part of our exchange - as she and I were
sitting cross legged and talking, a group of Chinese
tourists came and went - and Shari said - "Do you care
about what people say about you?"  Well, I told her
that everyone that comes through the park is my
brother or sister, but that most are waking dead, so dead
that I know that either they will not "see" me, or they'll think
I'm an idiot, or whatever.  But the 1 in 10,000 like her -
she is why I am here.  "Well," she said, "the Chinese
that were just here were saying that you work for the
government, a fake, to show that people in the US have
the ability to bring about change, when they really don't."
We both laughed heartily.  Knowing it is true, if we
continue to let it be.

I worry for her. 

She will not forget our encounter. 

She now lives in me, and I in her.

"I'm going to go back to China and try to make it a
better place," she said with unmistakable clarity.

We both are changed.

OMG.

sl

"The choice is not - to succeed. The choice is to Live. Living is in the attempting." SL

"The choice is not - to succeed.  The choice is to Live.  Living is in the attempting."  SL

French Gaza Freedom March activist killed in Cairo Press TV


"The Givers: The Nature of Universal Love is Giving Itself as the Price of Wellbeing for Others, for the Joy of it. The Takers are the other group." SL

"The Givers: The Nature of Universal Love
is Giving Itself as the Price of Wellbeing for Others,
for the Joy of it.  The Takers are the other group." SL

12.31.2009

Universal Love is made Manifest: 1. Directly, 2. By the Persecution it Attracts.

Universal Love is made Manifest:

1. Directly, and,
2. By the Persecution it Attracts.

"The Exact Measure of Ur Life = # in Your Immediate Family. U? Billions for Wilson, Teresa, Eleanor Roosevelt...." SL

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"The Exact Measure of Your Life = # in Your Immediate Family.

Billions for Teresa, Diane Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt,
King, Gandhi, Jesus, Nancy, Romero, Thomas....

And for U? "  SL

ps:  Pass it on.  GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

King, Gandhi, Jesus... REVILED THE "TALKERS" / HYPOCRITES / FAKES / COUNTERFEITS.

King, Gandhi, Jesus MOST REVILED THE "TALKERS" / HYPOCRITE / FAKE / COUNTERFEIT.

Difference tween Real and Hypocrite / Fake / Counterfeit  is that between
DOERS and TALKERS  (risk-little activists, writers, Bloggers, Facebookers, YouTubers....)
Personal Responsibility and Blame / Excuses / Scapegoat / Persecute.

The REAL ones are folks of SCRUPULOUS PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

"Give me a DOER  of any persuasion, ANY DAY.
Don't give me any Talkers / Fakes / Hypocrites / Counterfeits."   SL inspired by CJ, King, Gandhi

Think about:

Gandhi
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jesus
Eleanor Roosevelt
Diane Wilson
Helen Caldicott
William Thomas...

Think about:

Christians
Progressives
Republicans
Democrats
Peace Activists
Lawyers
Doctors
Insurance Agents....



12.30.2009

Healthy are Hardest to Save. The saved are Most Likely Lost.

Matthew 13

57 "A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house."


The Stranger, the Poor, the Sick, the Foreigner are easiest to Save.

NYT: Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor, is a hunger striker in Cairo Tuesday for Gazans.

NYT: Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor, is a hunger striker in Cairo Tuesday for Gazans.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/world/middleeast/30egypt.html



12.29.2009

The "Church" has been correcting Christ Jesus for 2,000 years. Huh?

The "Church" has been correcting Christ Jesus for 2,000 years.  Huh?

Oh, surprise: Web Posts Suggest Terror Suspect was Lonely, Depressed Voice of America


"We must love one another or die." W.H. Auden, 1939

"We must love one another or die."
W.H. Auden, 1939

"Faith: Our Work is to manifest the Great Unseen - Universal Love." SL

"Faith:  Our Work is to manifest the Great Unseen - Universal Love."  SL

Documentary re Start Loving


12.27.2009

"Jesus used the Language of the Heart. We insist on the language of Flesh or Mind, and can't understand Him." SL

"Jesus used the Language of the Heart. 
We insist on the language of Flesh or Mind,
and can't understand Him."  SL