Posts Tagged ‘faith’

38 – The New Man

Commentary on The New Man, by Maurice Nicoll.

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30 – The New Man

We explore the meaning of faith represented by Peter in the Gospels. This is a fascinating perspective that brings new meaning to familiar Gospel stories and characters.

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290 – Being Renewed

At the threshold of a new year is a good time to consider deeply the idea of renewal. There is much for us to do to prepare ourselves to be renewed. It’s not easy but it is a worthwhile effort on the path of development.

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249 – Being Quiet

Times come on this journey into the Light when we are kept in a dark, quiet place. What’s that about and what’s the best way through it? Knowing what it is helps.

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245 – Being Used

It’s interesting how we want to be influenced by something higher but can’t believe it’s possible. When someone is influenced by something higher we relegate them to the lunatic fringe.

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159 – Force of Faith

Though faith may be greatly misunderstood there comes a point in our work when we cannot move forward without its force. Learn to distinguish the difference between belief and faith.

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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 are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.