Posts Tagged ‘Obedience’

31 – Truth in Jesus 1

Sometimes I think the reason these sermons were unspoken is because MacDonald knew they would fall on deaf ears. This one challenges the would be Christian to obey, one of the most difficult areas for the “churched” Christian to comprehend.

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41 – The House on the Rock

This section may not seem relevant to non-Catholics since it deals with the Vatican II Council and decisions that were made about Church doctrine. Esoteric ideas are still valid and underly this discussion. There is meaning here.

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101 – Obedience

There’s a difference between blind obedience and obedience that comes as a result of understanding.

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065 – Obedience

There’s not much of value can be accomplished without some form of obedience.
The idea is not that you obey but rather what you obey.

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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.