To any considering suicide: I haven't liked being alive for many many years. I find this world hell, all the nastiness, selfishness, cruelty, denial, hoarding, hatefulness.... And I have a hunch that those with the most enviable, joyful, lives in my eyes throughout history may have felt much the same. Jesus, Bonhoeffer, Tolstoy, Buddha, Schweitzer, Lsgiabeing.com... Jesus said unless you hate your life in this world you cannot be my disciple. If you love
It is occurring to me that what the gospels, what Jesus life was all about, was reestablishing one big Universal Family on earth. Reconnecting everyone into that working, serving Family. All under one Almighty parent. That this was his work and that he suggested if we wanted to be joyful, that it be the life work of each of us. That it is what we were created to do. My yoke is light.
The Gospel of Mark
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. After confessing their sins many from the land of Judaea and from Jerusalem were baptized by him in the river of Jordan.
I have baptized you with water but He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
The spirit drove Him into the wilderness.
The kingdom of God
Incredibly good health. Using what I've been given seems to keep it in working order.
Becoming quite concerned regarding the hernia in my lower left groin. First manifesting itself three or four weeks ago it is at least a weekly occurrence despite exercises I'm doing. Remaining discreetly in this Lone Pine area that I like so very much, lone pine, among many other things the medical system is very helpful here. Dr Weiss at the local clinic, she is top drawer, and she's referring me to a surgical team in Bishop, the larger town about 35 mi north of here and a consultation I expect to take place within the next month. Surgery if it could be arranged would knock me out for as long as 3 weeks which is an idea that I loathe, but the onset is so regular that I am thinking that I should bite the bullet if it is offered.
How to live as the child of Almighty for the Divine Joy of it. Jesus of nazareth. Edited by James mcginley.
In the order in which they were written, chapters 1 through 4:
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THE GOSPEL OF MARK..
I came not to call the righteous, but to call sinners to repentance..
Then Jesus said to them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? To save life, or to kill? But they remained silent.
Jesus looked at them with anger and was grieved for the hardness of their hearts.
But he that blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. He said this because they said, He has an unclean spirit.
Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.When affliction or persecution arises for the word's sake, they are offended. And these are also the seed sown among the thorns of the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things. All these thorns enter in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
Those who are sown on good ground. In hearing the word, they receive it and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.
The disciples went out and preached that men should repent.
This people honor me with their lips but their heart is far from me.
In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
In laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups and many other things that ye do.
And He said to them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God in order to keep your own tradition.
The things which come out of him are those that defile the man. It is from inside, out of the heart of men, that proceed: evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness,