May this Christmas reminder fill your heart all the way into your stockings on the warmth of the hearth:
“We hear the beating of wings over Bethlehem and a light that is not of the sun or of the stars shines in the midnight sky. Let the beauty of the story take away all narrowness, all thought of formal creeds. Let it be remembered as a story that has happened again and again, to men of many different races, that has been expressed through many religions, that has been called by many different names. Time and space and language lay no limitations upon human brotherhood.” ~ New York Times editorial, December 25, 1937
12.24.2017 Linn Moffett
Promoting Hospitality as a Way of Life
Published October 07, 2017
(c) 10.07.2017 Linn Moffett
Elements of Peace
In the face of severe and subtle violence being expressed world-wide, peace is on the minds and in the hearts of millions.
Our former and current methods of holding crime in check have brutally failed us as a human race since new ways of terrorizing individuals, family units, and communities at-large are springing up from the most egregious sources, those that should be in their innocence. Ethical and moral issues are being raised to delve into the depths of a beating heart, yet true peace eludes as mankind is seduced by the desire to maintain those deep questions at a semi-surface level for “equitable sustainability of the status quo”, thereby allowing the darkness to deepen in its intensity.
When/how will we, as individuals joining together to form a more unified collective, exhibit the moral courage to redefine a true sense of peace through radical acts of selfless love to each other wherein an actual recognition of wholeness and harmony springs forth as a new birth, ego-centric behavior is replaced with humility, the drive to control replaced with true self-government because of unselfish love?
With this in mind, what will your daily experience look like especially in the face of its unquantified opposite – when placed under the stress of circumstances, under distortions and deviations, under unbridled lust, under information so twisted that it may even appear as truth?
Will these questions of self-inquiry deepen the self-examination process wherein the dissection of core beliefs enlighten and provide a useful measurement to a standard of Truth as a guiding principle that operates equally for all?
How will you discern, without the objects of sense, to move into true consciousness where Peace redefines itself universally as self-government under the over-arching presence of divine Love?
©2007 Linn Moffett