Lead the way or leave the way.
— Umair Khalid, Pakistan
Sure, you can justify living in an enormous home and wasting resources while others across the planet starve, but you’re deluding yourself.
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Spiritual starvation is real. Just like when you don’t feed your physical body, if you deprive your spirit of its own nourishment, prayer, studying the Scriptures, what have you, it will begin to shut down, as well.
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Here’s an assignment for my fellow Christians: Go to YouTube, search for any video of ‘slaughterhouse animal cruelty’, watch it, the whole thing, and ask yourself if that’s what God meant when He gave us dominion over animals.
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Animal and human rights are not ‘on the fence’ issues. You’re either on the right side or the wrong side of the fence.
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I’m sure the people stuck without potable water or electricity in Puerto Rico are also so interested in the upcoming seasons of TV Series.
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I think we live in a culture of cruelty. What else can you call it?
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If you want a major hint at what is consistently part of destroying our environment, I’ll give you one: Factory farming.
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Animal testing doesn’t actually teach us anything. It sure as heck doesn’t teach them anything, either.
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Animal testing, including vivisection, only tests the ability of the human being to be inhuman.
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If you’ve ever looked into the eyes of another creature with the goal of understanding, you have known what it is like to see the emotions residing in that animal’s heart.
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This downward spiral of major politics is a slap in the face, but it’s reality. Now we just have to fight back.
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Torture is still being committed in secret in most part of the world even though it’s banned in two-thirds of the world’s countries. Too many governments still give chance to disappearance, murder or unlawful imprisonment to be exercised by their officials with impunity. If we really want to make the world a better place, these definitely has to stop.
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With the lamp of God’s love lighting the way, although it is fearsome, we can navigate the darkened world. What’s even better is that we can see the points of light of our brothers and sisters in Christ, and we can find our way together.
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I think it is especially the duty of our churches and youth organizations for the church to directly address bullying and to implement programs to take the matter seriously and put an end to the merciless evil. Through all of these anti-bullying campaigns and so-called ‘no tolerance’ programs adopted by school districts, why are children still falling through the cracks?
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I was bullied from the time that I was a small child and into my adulthood—sometimes, I still feel as though I’m being bullied. It has left me with my own scars to bear, and we truly must prioritize helping our children in situations like these.
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We are never truly alone, even when it feels that way. It is horrible that we should need to feel that way, but even when we feel all our friends and loved ones have turned their backs on us, God is still holding us in His arms.
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People, especially modern cynics, love to pose the question of pain, as in, why does God allow suffering? God is the salve to our pain, God sustains us when we were broken. God is not a man bent on our destruction, but on our redemption.
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Being a Christian is not about leading a perfect life. That’s a common misconception that should be dispelled as much as possible, because the point is that we’re fallible. We are supposed to live lives of constant betterment and try to become who God designed.
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Having faith is bravery. Faith requires no evidence, just tremendous strength of spirit and a mind that conquers doubt.
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I do my best to take care of my physical health. I eat a plant-based diet, I exercise plenty. I nourish my soul the same way with my faith. Christ’s love feeds my spirit.
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I close my eyes and fill my senses with God, and I feel hope.
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What would it be like if we spent as much time reading the Scriptures as we did scrolling through our Facebook and Twitter feeds?
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The modern mechanism of Christianity and some of the pollution in the church can only be cured with love of God and following His will, not turning on one another.”
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It is most definitely possible to be a Christian and champion women’s rights. Jesus was a champion of women’s rights. Jesus fed the poor. Jesus forgave all. In order to fix the world, we all need to act a lot more Christ-like.
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When there are a thousand outside voices telling me that I should dress this way, eat this way, go to this club, shop at this mall, the one true place I can look to for peace of mind and inner tranquillity is the Word of God.
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Everything happens for a reason, that’s why it’s said that every delay is a blessing. Hard times will come, don’t ever allow it to weigh you down or stop you from serving God continuously. Sometimes, God only wants to see how much you believe in him as you claim. There’s no repose, no delay or unforeseen circumstances that befall a man without the knowledge of God. Keep up the faith and rejoice!
— I Corinthians 10:13
Believe in Christ with the abundance of your heart and you will surely live in abundance. For everything that you need to sustain through life would be provided by God. Your needs are gracefully met.
— Philippians 4:19
Why crawl when you can walk? Why run when you can fly? Good things obviously come to those who wait on the Lord. Don’t let your heart be troubled whilst waiting for God to answer your desires. Those who wait upon the face of the Lord shall never be weary. They shall never blame themselves for waiting, because God will renew their strength, and they will consequently go ahead of others. And no matter how slow their starting might be, they will fly while others walk or crawl!
— Isaiah 40: 31
While prayer is the Master key, belief in Christ is a treasure. And even though grace is divine, when the willpower of our heart towards our desire is strong, the lock to our supplications is assuredly opened without no holding back.
— Mark 11:24
Everyone who seeks for harbor under the abode of God shall not be devoured by devourers but be saved. God is not a failure that He should fail. Put your trust in God, serve Him wholeheartedly and you will always be successful in each of your endeavors.
— Isaiah 12:2
There’s absolutely no power, forces or demon that can hinder the firm resolve of a soul fully determined to serve the Lord. For such soul shall do all things wonderfully and reap fruits bountifully.
— Philippians 4:13
The Lord is righteous and Mighty in power. In as much as you believe in Him, He will always be with you and never let you down. You have nothing to fear…God is always with you.
— Isiah 41:2
The road to success is never that smooth. There are obvious portholes you would step in. There are hills you must cross, and you will. Thus, no matter how rough your journey might be, keep up hopes in God so you will not falter. No matter how dark the days might seem, don’t forget to smile, and always have it at the back of your mind that there is light at the end of the tunnel.” It takes a broad smile to make a dark day seem so bright.
— Psalm 119:105
As a bee gathering nectar does not harm or disturb the color and fragrance of the flower, so do the wise move through the world.
— The Buddha
I find the best way to clear my mind, is to simply sit alone in silence.
— William Chapman
If the mind keeps wandering your intelligence will be wasted.
In order for it to not be wasted,
the mind needs to be thought free.
— Dr. Pillai (submitted by Linda S. Portland Maine)
To study the way is to study the self
To study the self is to forget the self
To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things.
— Dogen (submitted by Spirt rock)
Now is the time to free ourselves from samsara. Unless we do it in this lifetime, it is not going to happen all by itself. We have to take care of ourselves. Right now we have the ability to receive teachings and practice the Dharma. Isn’t this the right time? Wouldn’t that be better than continuing to act like an animal, concentrating only on eating and sleeping and letting the time run out? Why not take your future into your own hands?
— From As It Is, vol. 1, ©1999 by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.
If you don’t ask the answer is No.
If you don’t step forward you are always in the same place
— Nora Roberts (Submitted by Joy of Westerly)
Silence is a source of great strength.
— Lao Tzu
The foolish reject what they see, not what they think; the wise reject what they think, not what they see.
— Huang Po (Submitted by: Gareth, London)
Among the appliances to transform the people, sound and appearances are but trivial influences.
— Confucius
Man no wear goggles, long time no see.
— Confucius (Sign found in a high school shop class - Submitted by: Jeff, USA)
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
— Buddha (Submitted by Joy, Connecticut)
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
— Confucius
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
— Confucius
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
— Confucius
They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
— Confucius