"Ground Zero" - 11th September, 2011 - Ten Years On
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Ground Zero – 11th September 2011, 10 Years on….
Donald Chalmers, "a piper too":
There’s a lot more to living than (just) praying. At least in the land of the living, “praying” is the very least we can do. Make no mistake: Prayer, like fore-thought, is worth-less than the nothing-ness of “zero”, un-less that action is grounded, or rooted in Love.
And it is at this very “ground zero” that “we” – all of “us” – individually and collectively – must “know” and “remember” – from “within” our own “selves” – as we “re-group” and “re-build” ten years on from the horror of “9/11”:
• Religion is about Love, not hate. God is Love. God is Truth.
• Love is the immutable foundation upon which anything good is gradually built.
• Love quickens study; and study, pursued in the right way, increases love.
• The worth of a life – and a religion – is measured by how much love it has. Everything else is nothing. Nothing at all.
Whether we call God, the Creator and Sustainer of All Things, Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, etcetera etc, or relate to God through any or all of the characteristics attributed to God by mankind over time, God is still “God”. God cannot be constrained by the limits of any one language, or system of thought. God is realized only through our loving actions here on earth.
It does no good that the wise words of just one system of thought are displayed and debated ad-infinitum, “in house” among “believers” wanting to score points, and to “punch above their weight”. God is realized only through our own loving actions.
Anything less stems from the Devil (evil thought, evil words, evil action).
Kindly action is what is required. Kindly action is not action unless it also interacts on (both) a personal and communal level. That is where “loving our neighbours at least as much as we love ourselves” comes into life’s play as “loving the Lord our God with all our hearts, with all our minds, and with all our strength”….
And we must be kind. Even to our animals….
Without God, we are nothing. Nothing at all. Without Love we are nothing. Nothing at all. Without Truth we are nothing. Nothing at all. Without Wisdom, we are nothing. Nothing at all. Without Freedom, we are nothing. Nothing at all. Without Equality for each and every “other”, we are nothing. Nothing at all.
Without Kindly action and interaction, we are nothing. Nothing at all.
We do ourselves no good to puff ourselves up, claiming that it is “our” system of thought which has received the “green light” – unless that system is grounded in Love. Black, white, brown or brindle, atheist, animist, hindu, buddhist, jew, christian, muslim, sikh, bahai, or mormon etc etc ad-infinitum, all speak and enact God’s Truth when they love each and every other at least as much as they love themselves.
God’s Love is not partisan. It cannot be anything other than equal.
There is no difference between male and female. The outer wrapping which clothes our physical bodies is only the envelope hiding the complexity “inside”. Medicine and science have now proved “beyond the shadow of a doubt” that each one of us is both male and female “inside”. How much “male” and/or “female” we contain within our own bodies is for each individual to explore, to honour, and to accommodate.
No judgment by an outsider is needed.
From this perspective, we can easily intuit that when we love our neighbours at least as much as we love ourselves, that we will not do to others that we would hate for our own selves. Unloving rape and pillage must be seen for what it is – a crying shame.
When all of us live in this enlightened and harmonious way, we will take no more than we can contribute – and we will respect the rights of minorities as equal members of a rich and multicoloured society, where all can equally and happily contribute.
May we (in the aftermath of the horrid perversion of 9/11) think and pray and act on these imperatives for good, Godly Living, now and every day. May God be with you (and also with you !): Love ! Now is the time ! Now is the only time there is ! Love !
The following truths’ have also been taken from many sources:
1. All God requires of you is to keep the Commandments of Love.
2. Every act of goodness is a charity.
3. “Charity” does not have to be purely monetary. It can be given through the spending of energy, talent, resources, or whatever else, to help and do good to those in need.
4. Whatever good you are able to do then do it – for perhaps you will not be able to tomorrow. And do not postpone today's deeds for tomorrow, perhaps tomorrow will come, and you are deceased.
5. Take benefit of “five before five”: your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death.
“Five before five” holds true, especially when we view the reference to “wealth” to mean “talent” or “inborn gift” – because “rank” or “wealth” themselves are but “gold money’s stamp”.
Gold money’s stamp is worth absolutely nothing unless the persons who hold such rank, title or wealth are Loving, and do good whenever they are able to do it, as if there is no tomorrow.