Monday, January 16, 2017

Jack’s Winning Words 1/16/17
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”  (Gandhi)  MLK Jr called Gandhi, “The greatest Christian in the modern world.”  We often make the mistake of equating “Christian” with being a member of a church.  Jesus said that you will know them by how they express love for society’s oppressed.  A recent survey, using church growth/decline as the yardstick, might have come up with a different result if the pollsters had used the measure suggested by Jesus.    ;-)  Jack

 FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY:  I wonder if Gandhi believed in Jesus as his savior?!?====JACK:  Is someone a Christian who says that Jesus is his Savior, but doesn't show love for the oppressed?

FROM FACEBOOK LIZ:  i think you are correct, & spirituality is coming back into vogue. ====JACK:  What is spirituality, from  your point of view?====LIZ:  believing in a power greater than oneself, & striving to be a good person, whatever that means to the individual.  no church, doctrine required, necessarily.====JACK:  The Church helped sort out spirituality for me, to understand the background of "religion" and to learn a system of values.  

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