lulu2's blog listings. Christ,truth,pro-life,science,religion,political,opinion Zend_Feed_Writer 1.10.8 (http://framework.zend.com) http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2 The Characteristics of the Soul Where can you find dignity? Can you touch it , smell it, taste it? Do you know where integrity lives? Can any of those senses help find dignity or integrity? Can we see it, or hear it? That maybe the only way we can. Because these are qualities few possess. The reason being is Truth is at their core.

Qualities like these as well as virtures seem to have been lost to us. Thier value has been lessened in a society that allows for anything and expects less of itself. A society that wants others to be better, then it expects of itself. A society that has lost the Absolute , their desire to be WHOLE, or HOLY..and instead settles for its lesser self.   

So where then does one find these qualities? And how is it, we " know it" when we see it, even if we are ourselves, are living without them? What "sense" is needed for us "to know?" 
These are the questions that elevate our thoughts to a higher level beyond the mundane.
These are the questions that can be answered as well as experienced, when we take on the character and purpose of our soul.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:31:37 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/04/the_characteristics_of_the_soul http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/07/04/the_characteristics_of_the_soul Where can you find dignity? Can you touch it , smell it, taste it? Do you know where integrity lives? Can any of those senses help find dignity or integrity? Can we see it, or hear it? That maybe the only way we can. Because these are qualities few possess. The reason being is Truth is at their core.

Qualities like these as well as virtures seem to have been lost to us. Thier value has been lessened in a society that allows for anything and expects less of itself. A society that wants others to be better, then it expects of itself. A society that has lost the Absolute , their desire to be WHOLE, or HOLY..and instead settles for its lesser self.   

So where then does one find these qualities? And how is it, we " know it" when we see it, even if we are ourselves, are living without them? What "sense" is needed for us "to know?" 
These are the questions that elevate our thoughts to a higher level beyond the mundane.
These are the questions that can be answered as well as experienced, when we take on the character and purpose of our soul.

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A Renewal of the Meaning of Sacred

Same sex marriage has been upheld. We must realize, our country is now a secular Nation. This may be a good thing, as long as no religious institution is forced to violate their own religious beliefs .

For those who believe in marriage as a sacred union, it may be the best thing that has ever happened. Because now, getting married in a Church may awaken followers of Christ, to the difference between having the right to marry, (secular) and being married with a conscious un...derstanding of marriage as a union with God. This may bring back marriage as a sacrament. Re awakening the mind set of many, who may never had made the real distinction before?
As Christians, we are supposed to marry with the understanding that this sacred union is for more then just two people, but is supposed to include Christ Himself as the guiding Principle of Love.
This may enlighten our children, to the difference, between just having a right, and living what is right as a sacred choice in our commitment to each other, and to our God..

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:40:52 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/26/a_renewal_of_the_meaning_of_sacred http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/26/a_renewal_of_the_meaning_of_sacred

Same sex marriage has been upheld. We must realize, our country is now a secular Nation. This may be a good thing, as long as no religious institution is forced to violate their own religious beliefs .

For those who believe in marriage as a sacred union, it may be the best thing that has ever happened. Because now, getting married in a Church may awaken followers of Christ, to the difference between having the right to marry, (secular) and being married with a conscious un...derstanding of marriage as a union with God. This may bring back marriage as a sacrament. Re awakening the mind set of many, who may never had made the real distinction before?
As Christians, we are supposed to marry with the understanding that this sacred union is for more then just two people, but is supposed to include Christ Himself as the guiding Principle of Love.
This may enlighten our children, to the difference, between just having a right, and living what is right as a sacred choice in our commitment to each other, and to our God..

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Absolute Truth vs Personal Truth When we as a people, gave up a belief in an Absolute Truth, we also gave up Truth itself. And in it's place, we gave way to truth as one's personal opinion.
"Absolute" means (perfect, whole, complete, not mixed, positive, certain, undiluted).The Truth that lives as an eternal principle.
Just as we would see Christ's Truth as being perfect, whole, unadulterated etc.
When Truth no longer is WHOLE, it becomes dual in its expression. So that finding what is a whole truth, now i...s left to individual determination. Which is impossible, because people are dual in their own nature.
So what once was a belief in a TRUTH undivided, now was lost, along with the perfect character of Truth itself. And with that, mans integrity, became one of situation. Meaning his good character no longer was held to absolute standards of truth.
Lying is today accepted, people cheating, politicians not telling us the truth, no longer offends us. Unprincipled people now find "offenses" in things they don't like, rather than virtues or principles violated.
Isn't it ironic, that the only time we are expected to tell the COMPLETE TRUTH, is in a court of law. When we are called to be a "witness!"
If Christ is TRUTH, and we are supposed to be His "witnesses"
Shouldn't truth itself, be the core principle of our good character?

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:03:26 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/24/absolute_truth_vs_personal_truth http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/24/absolute_truth_vs_personal_truth When we as a people, gave up a belief in an Absolute Truth, we also gave up Truth itself. And in it's place, we gave way to truth as one's personal opinion.
"Absolute" means (perfect, whole, complete, not mixed, positive, certain, undiluted).The Truth that lives as an eternal principle.
Just as we would see Christ's Truth as being perfect, whole, unadulterated etc.
When Truth no longer is WHOLE, it becomes dual in its expression. So that finding what is a whole truth, now i...s left to individual determination. Which is impossible, because people are dual in their own nature.
So what once was a belief in a TRUTH undivided, now was lost, along with the perfect character of Truth itself. And with that, mans integrity, became one of situation. Meaning his good character no longer was held to absolute standards of truth.
Lying is today accepted, people cheating, politicians not telling us the truth, no longer offends us. Unprincipled people now find "offenses" in things they don't like, rather than virtues or principles violated.
Isn't it ironic, that the only time we are expected to tell the COMPLETE TRUTH, is in a court of law. When we are called to be a "witness!"
If Christ is TRUTH, and we are supposed to be His "witnesses"
Shouldn't truth itself, be the core principle of our good character?

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Are We Living the Way of Christ? Or Is That A Tall Order? Recently I responded to a FB statement that was in support of the idea of being oneself. I thought , who else could we be?

It's true, if you love someone so much, there are times we may try to be more like them. Usually we are seeing something we would like to improve upon within ourselves. Just  noticing a virtue in another, means its a part of your own soul.

I also thought, so many people are just fighting to be themselves.
As if someone was purposefully wanting to make them something else? That may happen when we are children, but maturity allows for us to define who we are, no matter what others think.
So now we come to a place, where we accept who we are, no matter what others think, but are we still who we were meant to be?

For me, I knew I needed to be more. From a very early age, I knew I wanted to love as Christ loved.
So the response I gave to the person on that FB page was..."I don't want to copy anyone on earth, I love who I am and who I have become...But I do want to copy the love of my Life, Christ/God.
The man replyed bt saying, "that's a tall order, my friend". My answer to him was, It may be seen that way by some...but isn't that the reason for our being?"

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:20:17 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/22/are_we_living_the_way_of_christ_or_is_that_a_tall_order http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/22/are_we_living_the_way_of_christ_or_is_that_a_tall_order Recently I responded to a FB statement that was in support of the idea of being oneself. I thought , who else could we be?

It's true, if you love someone so much, there are times we may try to be more like them. Usually we are seeing something we would like to improve upon within ourselves. Just  noticing a virtue in another, means its a part of your own soul.

I also thought, so many people are just fighting to be themselves.
As if someone was purposefully wanting to make them something else? That may happen when we are children, but maturity allows for us to define who we are, no matter what others think.
So now we come to a place, where we accept who we are, no matter what others think, but are we still who we were meant to be?

For me, I knew I needed to be more. From a very early age, I knew I wanted to love as Christ loved.
So the response I gave to the person on that FB page was..."I don't want to copy anyone on earth, I love who I am and who I have become...But I do want to copy the love of my Life, Christ/God.
The man replyed bt saying, "that's a tall order, my friend". My answer to him was, It may be seen that way by some...but isn't that the reason for our being?"

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Thoughts on the Children of God Some of us will seek to know ourselves, through knowing the Creator who made us.
While others will be content to leave God somewhere in a tree, a stream, or in the sky.
Some will attribute the good in their lives, to their own hands.
While others will see everything they have as a gift from God.
Some will speak words that will make you think they know Him, as their actions will show that they don't....While some whose lives one would question, silently praise Him in the actions they take.
Some will seek the missing part of themselves, with the power of the purse. Filling their void with temporary things
Not all will express their God, in this life. Some believe He can only come to them in lifes death.
 
 God has made us all in His image and likeness, and although many will be called, few will choose to know Him as intimately as they could have. After all , He wanted no one to come to Him through force. Its why we all have been given a choice.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 14:24:02 -0500 http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/04/thoughts_on_the_children_of_god http://community.beliefnet.com/lulu2/blog/2015/06/04/thoughts_on_the_children_of_god Some of us will seek to know ourselves, through knowing the Creator who made us.
While others will be content to leave God somewhere in a tree, a stream, or in the sky.
Some will attribute the good in their lives, to their own hands.
While others will see everything they have as a gift from God.
Some will speak words that will make you think they know Him, as their actions will show that they don't....While some whose lives one would question, silently praise Him in the actions they take.
Some will seek the missing part of themselves, with the power of the purse. Filling their void with temporary things
Not all will express their God, in this life. Some believe He can only come to them in lifes death.
 
 God has made us all in His image and likeness, and although many will be called, few will choose to know Him as intimately as they could have. After all , He wanted no one to come to Him through force. Its why we all have been given a choice.

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