Retired reverend writes book on 'A Ne...

Retired reverend writes book on 'A New Way to be Human'

There are 6 comments on the Yakima Herald-Republic story from Sep 8, 2012, titled Retired reverend writes book on 'A New Way to be Human'. In it, Yakima Herald-Republic reports that:

With his new book and a lifelong history of working to brighten the world, the Rev.

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“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#1 Sep 9, 2012
"Taylor believes that once people accept themselves, they can reach out, creating well-being in others and engendering common ground.

"Love and compassion always win out over fear," he emphasizes.

He contends that even those on polar opposites of an issue such as Referendum 74, which will ask voters to decide this fall if Washington should allow gay marriage, can have a meaningful discussion.

Here’s how: "You find common ground, not through sound bites and not through lobbing Scripture back and forth. Ultimately it’s through talking."

I look forward to reading this.....

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#2 Sep 10, 2012
This is worthy of Christ Jesus preaching to us today.

From the article:

"People who are different from us, we have trouble with that," notes Harrelson, who has been an Episcopal priest for 40 years. "That speaks about being comfortable with oneself."

Taylor admits that people, including himself, can become overwhelmed and frustrated with uncontrollable events, both large and small. There’s a simple answer to that feeling of helplessness, he believes. "Every act of kindness we do makes a difference."

Purpose in life revolves around being a peacemaker and being responsive to needs all around, Taylor advocates. "One of the gifts Tutu gave me was a profound sense that we need each other; it’s part of our humanity."

He adds, "At the end of the day, the only question to ask of any of us is ‘How much did you love and how generous were you with that love?’"

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#3 Sep 11, 2012
T McCabe wrote:
This is worthy of Christ Jesus preaching to us today.
From the article:
"People who are different from us, we have trouble with that," notes Harrelson, who has been an Episcopal priest for 40 years. "That speaks about being comfortable with oneself."
Taylor admits that people, including himself, can become overwhelmed and frustrated with uncontrollable events, both large and small. There’s a simple answer to that feeling of helplessness, he believes. "Every act of kindness we do makes a difference."
Purpose in life revolves around being a peacemaker and being responsive to needs all around, Taylor advocates. "One of the gifts Tutu gave me was a profound sense that we need each other; it’s part of our humanity."
He adds, "At the end of the day, the only question to ask of any of us is ‘How much did you love and how generous were you with that love?’"
Sounds fascinating to me.

I believe the one thing Jesus tried to teach us is compassion.

How can you hate and be compassionate?

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#4 Sep 12, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
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Sounds fascinating to me.
I believe the one thing Jesus tried to teach us is compassion.
How can you hate and be compassionate?
You are absolutely RIGHT!

One cannot hate AND be compassionate. In the same line of understanding, we are given TWO Commandments.

It is like tying a rope together with another rope. The knot that you create to tie these Two Commandments together is like the creation of a continuity within your own heart. There are many different types of knots that serve different purposes.

But, what we are looking for, within our own hearts, individually first and collectively second, is a specific efficiency that serves to pass the strengths and qualities of one rope into the strengths and qualities of the other. If the knot is tied correctly, the characteristics of both ropes are passed through to each other without causing undue damage to either of the ropes.

For the knot maker, it is the teaching of how and when to use the various configurations to suit the specific purpose that is important.

Two Commandments.

Rev. Ken

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#5 Sep 12, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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You are absolutely RIGHT!
One cannot hate AND be compassionate. In the same line of understanding, we are given TWO Commandments.
It is like tying a rope together with another rope. The knot that you create to tie these Two Commandments together is like the creation of a continuity within your own heart. There are many different types of knots that serve different purposes.
But, what we are looking for, within our own hearts, individually first and collectively second, is a specific efficiency that serves to pass the strengths and qualities of one rope into the strengths and qualities of the other. If the knot is tied correctly, the characteristics of both ropes are passed through to each other without causing undue damage to either of the ropes.
For the knot maker, it is the teaching of how and when to use the various configurations to suit the specific purpose that is important.
Two Commandments.
Rev. Ken
Brilliant!

You can preach at my church any time!

Thank you..........
LAVON AFFAIR

Sarasota, FL

#6 Jan 18, 2014
911 was an inside job......................see GOLIATH by Max Blumenthal and books by RAY GRIFFIN.

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