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I believe love is superior no matter the persons exterior. I wish,in my heart of hearts, that more would come to grips and realize that ones sexuality isn’t just an embarrassing punchline or a sick joke. We are all complex,carefully arranged patterns etched beautifully into being. Everyone is seeking actualization of their inner spiritual selves. In light of that knowledge, lets give each other the benefit of the doubt so that each soul can shine in whatever way God intended for them to. Just remember that we become the a sum of our decisions, born a clean slate but bestowed with free moral agency as our consciousness developes. Its in our power to love all types of individuals, if we so choose! Because if we choose love we will eventually become love. If we choose to hate we will eventually become that hatred. Our Creator has graciously put that power into our hands so its up to us to measure our sentiments wisely.-Agape in Christ, Cory Gilliam

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So you call yourself a Christian,right? OK Sister Christian; I challenge you to tell me what being a Christian really is. What does being one look like,sound like,act like or even smell like? The point is that  many feel like they have it all figured out, sort of like one believes they have discovered the secret Coke formula or the ultimate meatloaf recipe. If you take that approach,  I can’t help but observe, that you may be falling victim to subjective opinions. I’ve likewise observed that when the words of Christ are thrown about to justify or deny the censorship of our behaviors and ideas one can be led into a world of dogmatic confusion. What constitutes ”right” and ”wrong” is then dictated by a buffet of theological opinions that often leads to hours of head scratching (at least that’s what often happens in my case!). I see absolutely nothing egregious about deciding to ascribe to a frame work of thought. It is pertinent for ones prsonal growth to have a solid foundation to stand on. But, when being ”right” becomes the most important goal we come dangerously close to betraying the penultimate teaching of the Gospels, which is Love. Jesus tells us explicitly to hang all the Law and the prophets on that one simple principle. If Love is not the genuine aim of the ideology or philosophy someone is hounding you with, you need to run, run for your life! Walt Whitman was spot on when we he said ”Reject that which insults your soul”  when he spoke about entertaining ideas . So the only advice I might give is that when you’re navigating the labyrinth of Christan thought, remember Love as the object. If Love is excluded it’s safe to say your soul has been insulted on default.- Agape in Christ, Cory Gilliam

Hard words to follow

Posted: May 11, 2013 in Philosophy, Uncategorized
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Magnifying your dreams and manifesting your actions will lead one to success but ……..staying the course is an entirely different ball of wax!! All the talking about our dreams and stuff leads me to want to dance around in crazy circles, after first guzzling a couple of alcoholic beverages, while singing along to Queens ”we are the champions” at the top of my lungs. Curiously when hearing any song by Queen, I cant but help but think about the ill fated life of lead singer Freddie Mercury, whose dream machine was silenced by AIDS way before it was time to actually cut off the music. Its a cold, obvious fact that time,sickness,accidents,gravity and eventually, death, all eat away at our potential. Consequently the feverish work of our minds and hands is something that has to be squeezed into a painfully small window of space found between all the speed bumps that hinder us. As the waiting ensues,we cross our fingers,close our eyes and pray that our effort was worth all the sweat and cursing brought forth by the boiling cauldron of difficulty. Then, if we find that one of the seeds that we have so lovingly nourished grows to fruition, we can safely say that we are somewhat of a success. But, like an unwelcome cold front in the middle of spring, the pressure is put back on to make another seed germinate and bloom again. The irony is that we become obsessive with repeating this cycle of lapping at our pavlovian treats until we reach our finite end. One might ask ”why do people do this?” If it wouldn’t for this personal torture chamber of drive and determination real beauty,real art and real achievement would never come forth. Everyone has a terminal need to leave their mark. Hopfully it will stand for others to joyfully marvel at for generations to come. That just may be one of the wonderful purposes of life, among so many others.