Throughout the book, Eddy challenges the reader to consider the nature of thought. She asks, “Are thoughts divine or human?” We might then ask: “And, how do we know the difference?” Eddy points out that human thought is erring, often hindering or doing more harm than good. Her own research and discoveries about the nature of human thinking and the difference between the human brain and divine Mind (God) follow the teachings of both Jesus and then St. Paul – who said, “Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus.”Continue Reading
When Commander Chris Hadfield took command of the international space station in March 2013, he did something that no commander had done before, he communicated his love of space in glorious daily tweets to the world. Canada – his country – took notice.
Like many of my citizens, I stopped my routine of fussing over the tasks and worries of the day for a moment to gaze at his amazing photos and videos, or to listen to his music. It was as if we were all there with him, peering out into space and realizing the vastness, the beauty and the majesty of a universe we might never have considered much. For that moment, we were lifted out of ourselves and could see that there is so much more to the universe, creation and existence than our feeble imaginations and view of surrounding things – homes, yards, streets, cars, etc. – could grasp.Continue Reading
When German theologian Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the doors of All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany in October 1517, he would probably have been amazed if he’d known that the Christian world would still be talking about him today and the radical change that Christianity has undergone since then. This year marks the 500th year of this event, called the Reformation. which revolutionized Christians to rethink their relationship to God.
Luther was not the only reformer at the time, but his courageous stand, along with leading lights such as the Englishman William Tyndale, inspires appreciation and respect. Perhaps the most important thing these reformers saw was the need for the Bible to be translated from Latin and Greek – which many did not read – to a common language of the people.Continue Reading
Each year the Easter season offers us a moment in time to take the opportunity to consider the deeper meaning of life.
Is life really just about the body and various ways to manage its limited age and health expectations? It’s not – and we inherently know that. We sense that things of the Spirit are present with us and eternal.
From legislation on assisted suicide, to discussions about the need for better palliative care, the death process has once again become a major topic of conversation in the news media, as well as in religion, medicine, politics and families. And the discussion surrounding the subject of death is often painfully emotional, divisive and full of fear.Continue Reading