A couple of years ago, I regained contact with one of my Primary School classmates. I had seen him only once since Secondary School, since I had changed schools and moved away. I discovered that our careers and family life had taken quite different turns. We lived in different areas and moved in different circles, but I was thrilled to discover that our life-lessons had distilled in us a unanimity of opinion regarding what was "right" (good) and what was "wrong" (bad).
I had not remembered
Are there only "Six degrees of Separation" ? What separates us ? Nothing much, it would seem. Such questioning is the "lynchpin" (A central cohesive source of support and stability) of all good thought, the "hinge" upon which all things must turn.
Such questioning is the "fulcrum" by which balance is achieved. "Balance" is the natural state of the "Universe" - that "microcosm within macrocosm".
Balanced people walk equally "alongside" others (and never above or below),
Updated Mar 19, 2014 at 05:49 AM by a piper too
Nigerians and Ugandans !
Oppression comes from the Devil, not God !
"There is nothing which is good save it comes from God" (the Creator of All Things) *1*: Omni 1.25
How wonderful it is to connect with people who are able to speak in the language of Love ! It is not so much that we have to "agree" with everything someone else says, but that we have "congruence" and "focus" - a "uniformity of purpose" - which "does not lean, but lends support".
The Advent Candles, and World AIDS Day 2013
GOD, the Creator of the Universe (and much else besides), the Macro and the Micro, and Parent/Mother and Father of "US" - "ALL" - and of your human children - too:
Let us remember, on this "World AIDS Day" (which this year is also the "First Sunday in Advent" in the Christian Tradition) when we light the first Advent Candle, "that the night is far gone; the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put
Updated Dec 1, 2013 at 05:10 PM by a piper too
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It is an unfortunate fact that wherever we look, we can find instances of governments and religious institutions continuing on in their blinkered mindset long after events have outrun the "concern". Great and even minor ships of state are very hard to turn around; and many even founder on rocks of their own making.
Democracies are better than totalitarian states at avoiding risks (they are better informed through a broad education, and a free people), but are still subject to the