Archive for the ‘Morning Talks’ Category

25 – Voice of Job 1

MacDonald addresses himself to the book of Job with a passion. This first part treats Job fairly compared with how poorly the story is misunderstood by many today.

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24 – Fear of God

MacDonald vindicates God of blood sacrifice in every form by shedding light on the nature of our spiritual ignorance. Those who have ears to hear, and hearts willing to understand will find this Unspoken Sermon touching.

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23 – Life

MacDonald assaults the idea of sickness, decay and death with life, life and more life. He makes a powerful argument for the old saying, “Down seven, up eight.”

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22 – Abba, Father

For some the idea of being adopted by God is a stumbling block. MacDonald was one of those. He tears into Scripture to represent God as a loving Father and not just some nice guy who picks up strays.

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21 – Last Penny

If the universe will allow us to get away with something, the real fool is the one who does what he could get away with not doing. If not, we must pay what we owe, even to the last penny.

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20 – Difficulty With Prayer

MacDonald hammers out an image of prayer as revealed through the story of the Wedding Feast at Cana. His perspective is so refreshing and heart felt it is remarkable in its loveliness.

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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.