Friday, December 25, 2020

December 25--Merry Merry Merry

Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.  --John Adams

    These are the words of Rev. Dr. Edward Viljoen, applicable whether or not one claims to be "Christian":
I celebrate the Christian message because I am grateful for what I have learned from Jesus: to be courageous and dare to question the established ways of thinking; to speak up about unjust laws; to be fearlessly compassionate; to reach out to those who are sick and suffering; to attend to my shortcomings before judging others for theirs; to be empathetic and reach across tribal boundaries to embrace people of all kinds, even those who are traditionally thought of as enemies; to have personal dignity under stress and not buckle under the weight of popular opinion; to be true to myself when the masses disapprove; to be charitable and stand for forgiveness and help those who are disproportionately disadvantaged; to be down to Earth about my spirituality and to practice it; and above all, to have a direct and personal relationship with the Divine, ... loving one another as we are loved by creation.
    John Adams simply said this in fewer words 😉😉
    Have a glorious day celebrating life!

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Peace and love to you and yours!

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