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07 – Living Time


We look at how we take our consciousness for granted as we take the way we see the world for granted. This prevents us from realizing inner growth and development.

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10 – Last Temptation


A verse that has troubled some for generations is brought under the light of MacDonald’s spiritual understanding. Sooner or later we feel forsaken by God. It would serve us well to remember this Unspoken Sermon.

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06 – Living Time


The best way to know what the outcome of what we’re doing will be is to understand why we’re doing it and follow it to its natural end. If naturalism is leading us true can be known by understanding upon what is rests.

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09 – Wilderness Temptation 2


Part two of George MacDonald’s Unspoken Sermons, Temptation in the Wilderness, addresses the last two temptations recounted in the parable and brings light to their meaning then for Him and the world as well as for us here and now.

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05 – Living Time


To develop properly we must understand the two worlds in which we live and how they are related to one another. With this in mind we can make an aim that will help us to reach our ultimate goal more efficiently.

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08 – Wilderness Temptation


Here we delve into the Gospel account of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness after fasting for forty days. MacDonald leads us into a deeper understanding of what must either be a parable or a fiction.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting that probably means you.