Archive for May, 2014

04 – The Higher Faith

As we progress spiritually we move from basic faith that believes what we hear about, read about and experience to a different kind of faith. The higher faith is the faith that doesn’t have to be explained and cannot easily be explained.

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03 – Consuming Fire

Fire represents purification, perfecting, cleansing. Fire also burns that which is impure, not like itself. MacDonald treats the subject brilliantly. If you are able to understand there is much to be understood.

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02 – The Child in the Midst

The Child in the Midst is the first unspoken sermon, now spoken, in George MacDonald’s series of Unspoken Sermons. He’s interested in showing us a portrait of God based on the teaching Jesus offers his disciples after discovering them bickering over who is the greatest.

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01 – Stones Introduction

Introduction to the series, Stones Cry Out.

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About Esoteric Talks

"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.