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(Start Loving, the pka for James McGinley)
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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.
ps: I have not followed up to be sure this is a valid Washington
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.
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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:
One night stands
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
"on the outside you appear righteous,
but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing."
The ENTIRE point of the Gospels / Jesus life: One Father, we're ALL ONE FAMILY, NO DOUBLE STANDARDS, GET ON WITH IT.
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.
JOYFUL NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
"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
is Giving Itself as the Price of Wellbeing for Others,
for the Joy of it. The Takers are the other group." SL
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
"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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
W.H. Auden, 1939
"Jesus used the Language of the Heart. We insist on the language of Flesh or Mind, and can't understand Him." SL
and can't understand Him." SL