Friday, June 30, 2023

If the Son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall return to you.

 If the Son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall return to you.


He spoke this parable to those who trusted in their own righteousness....

 He spoke this parable to those who trusted in their own righteousness.... 



What would you do? It's like this, what Jesus offers you, with his 1010 teachings and example in the Gospels Www.jesian.org . You encounter someone with the cure for all diseases, but it tastes horrible to the mouth, it goes against all popular cultural practices. It goes against every inclination of your head and your flesh. So everyone that takes the risk of taking the cure, and sharing the knowledge, is at risk of ostracism at best, irrelevance more likely, isolation, material poverty, and even early death. Now people have heard good things about this person, and they want to be associated with that, but they'll kill you as they killed him, for the specific truths that he shared. And you if you do the same. But you can make quite a nice living if you use his name but preach and practice other than what he spoke. What will you do?

 What would you do? It's like this, what Jesus offers you, with his 1010 teachings and example in the Gospels Www.jesian.org . You encounter someone with the cure for all diseases, but it tastes horrible to the mouth, it goes against all popular cultural practices. It goes against every inclination of your head and your flesh. So everyone that takes the risk of taking the cure, and sharing the knowledge, is at risk of ostracism at best, irrelevance more likely, isolation, material poverty, and even early death. Now people have heard good things about this person, and they want to be associated with that, but they'll kill you as they killed him, for the specific truths that he shared. And you if you do the same. But you can make quite a nice living if you use his name but preach and practice other than what he spoke. What will you do?


"The deceitfulness of riches."


 

And what would happen to the world if millions or billions of people devoted their lives to being true disciples of the man Jesus teachings and example in the gospels? Or what might happen to the individual soul here or there that they met?

 And what would happen to the world if millions or billions of people devoted their lives to being true disciples of the man Jesus teachings and example in the gospels? Or what might happen to the individual soul here or there that they met?



The Rich Young man, did everything, everything, except make serving his entire life. As Jesus did. And that was all the difference in the world.

 The Rich Young man, did everything, everything, except make serving his entire life. As Jesus did. And that was all the difference in the world.


Now exactly which of Jesus teaching would a little child try to explain away? (Whoever humbles himself like this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.)

 Now exactly which of Jesus teaching would a little child try to explain away? (Whoever humbles himself like this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.) 


Christianity (vs the Gospels): Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Many go that way.

 Christianity (vs the Gospels): Wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction. Many go that way. 


We need Church to explain Jesus because we hate Jesus' explanations in the gospels.

 We need Church to explain Jesus because we hate Jesus' explanations in the gospels.


Everyone wants to understand the gospels (as sanctifying exactly the way they are living.)

 

Everyone wants to understand the gospels (as sanctifying exactly the way they are living.) 

I love the sinners, those in error, which is why I hate the sins, the errors, so much.


 I love the sinners, those in error, which is why I hate the sins, the errors, so much.

This morning I realized, for a long time I've been a solar cyclist trying to be a joyful child of creator. And that I can now move to being a joyful child of creator, as best I can follow Jesus teachings and example, while doing a little bit of cycling. I view this transition with a bit of trepidation, worry, and a lot of gladness.


 This morning I realized, for a long time I've been a solar cyclist trying to be a joyful child of creator. And that I can now move to being a joyful child of creator, as best I can follow Jesus teachings and example, while doing a little bit of cycling. I view this transition with a bit of trepidation, worry, and a lot of gladness.

Jesus hates acting, hypocrisy. Christianity focuses on behaving, acting in a certain way. Anyone see a problem here? I'll wait.

 Jesus hates acting, hypocrisy. Christianity focuses on behaving, acting in a certain way. Anyone see a problem here? I'll wait.


Working to be the joyful child of creator as Jesus showed us.


 

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Seek ye first the kingship of god, and all else will come unto you.


 

Life has taught me that heaven is joyfulness, and hell is joylessness. Jesus said, I speak these words that my joy might be fulfilled in them. Life has taught me he knew where of he spoke.


 Life has taught me that heaven is joyfulness, and hell is joylessness. Jesus said, I speak these words that my joy might be fulfilled in them. Life has taught me he knew where of he spoke.

James, what you're doing, is beyond ridiculous. His, I think rude and inappropriate, comment, forced...

 



James, what you're doing, is beyond ridiculous. His and other's, I think rude and inappropriate, comments, forced...

me to face this. 

By every objective measure it is.

After all these years there are no serious collaborators, funders, partners.... There are a few  moral supporters and they do help. 

The problem is, every alternative way I can think of spending my life and 2x poverty level resources, is even more ridiculous.

And until that changes, or somehow I am forced to find an alternative way to serve, I shall continue:

* pioneering, prototyping, the idea that Jesus showed us the perfect path, his teachings and example in the gospels. And everything added since or before is deadly pollution. Diluting the cure for joyless lifeless existence that he perfectly provided.

* discovering, given the limits of today's parts for such a thing, how to best implement an extraordinary extremely sustainable, extremely ethical material way of existing as represented by this wonderful living, serving, support vehicle.

* pioneering how to do so sustainably, everyday.

* learning quite rapidly, growing quite rapidly, everyday.

* keeping this 71-year-old stage 4 cancer surviving body as serviceable as possible for as long as possible, and learning how to do so better, on a pretty regular basis.

* and yes, teaching cooperation and respect mile by mile. And clearly many get little bits of the lesson, and some ignore it with rage but there's hope for them in that later on down the line. No question.

* in all this demonstrating how to live with 5 x the joy, and vitality on 10 or 1000 x less resources than most people have ever imagined possible. Including myself, most of my decades.

* thereby sharing, planting seeds, of everything that I learn, everything that I do, for others to learn from, to reject, to abandon, to ignore, to neglect, to ridicule, to embrace, to profit by.... Near certainly if imperceptibly accelerating, the growth of an individual soul here or there, and thereby our Collective growth.

For the joy of it. 

James




Thursday, June 22, 2023

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light, his teachings and example in the gospels. For me. For christians? He's barely tiny little bit part in their religion. And really only his blood. His words and example? Nah, his blood. Desecration.

 Jesus is the way, the truth, and the light, his teachings and example in the gospels. For me. For christians? He's barely tiny little bit part in their religion. And really only his blood. His words and example? Nah, his blood. Desecration. 


 

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

The inerrancy of the bible. The real crucifixion of jesus. That's how they made Jesus life and example of no more importance than anything else in the Bible which makes it not important at all. Brilliant. The rest is history.

 The inerrancy of the bible. The real crucifixion of jesus. That's how they made Jesus life and example of no more importance than anything else in the Bible which makes it not important at all. Brilliant. The rest is history.


Sunday, June 11, 2023

The solution to life is to devote every breath to being good in the world, as demonstrated by one and a million throughout the ages. For the divine joy of it, in this life. To do so today without mastering the teachings and example of the man Jesus is not a serious attempt.

The solution to life is to devote every breath to being good in the world, as demonstrated by one in a million throughout the ages. For the divine joy of it, in this life. To do so today without mastering the teachings and example of the man Jesus is not a serious attempt.



Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Jesus said to them, Ye are they who justify yourselves before men but God knows your hearts. How Christians can....

 Jesus said to them, Ye are they who justify yourselves before men but God knows your hearts. How Christians can.... think that this is not absolutely Central to whether or not someone gets into heaven, well, the only way I can see it happening is absolute delusion and denial. To which they're entitled but it breaks my heart. You would think that the verse says, but God knows your thoughts, God knows your own beliefs, but it does not.Like so many other passages it talks about the heart and soul being everything. Getting and keeping them right is everything.


Judaism is a way of behaving. Christianity is a way of believing. Jesus offered a way of being. I find Joy, Life, only in Jesus way.


 

These are the shortest how to be in such a way that we remained soul for eternity. Christians replaced it with a belief system that kills the soul but pleases his head and flesh.


 

Jesus said, if you want to be in heaven you have to change, you have to be different. Christians came along and said, no, you just have to believe, you don't have to change, you don't have to be different. You don't have to put your whole life into living his teachings . Don't change, don't be different, continue in your evil ways, but believe in Jesus the lamb sacrifice and win a condo in the sky. For eternity.


 Jesus said, if you want to be in heaven you have to change, you have to be different. Christians came along and said, no, you just have to believe, you don't have to change, you don't have to be different. You don't have to put your whole life into living his teachings . Don't change, don't be different, continue in your evil ways, but believe in Jesus the lamb sacrifice and win a condo in the sky. For eternity. 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

The 7-year-old brought me to tears, james, I think you're a disciple of jesus. This niece, along with her aunt, and ....

 The 7-year-old brought me to tears, james, I think you're a disciple of jesus. This niece, along with her aunt, and ... my host couple's son, about the same age, came out to say hello. I was working on the vehicle. 

There was an almost never seen innocence, wonder, and awe, on the faces of the two children, and the wife of this young man that has been so good to me. Wonder and awe are the Hallmark of the still-alive soul. In all four I experience an almost never encountered presence of the divine.

Young lady, I replied, I hope you're right, and you know why I hope you're right? Because I want the joy of that, it's all I want to be. Jesus said, I tell you these words so that my joy might be fulfilled in you. And I said, Young lady, that's what I find, the more I study his teachings and try and live the way he did, the more joy I have.


How wonderful God is if God set in motion a process that spun out miracles like this. How incredibly tedious, what a horrible neurotic time waster, if instead God manages every detail. I mean, how does God decide moment to moment how many grains of sand there are to be on a particular beach? Could God really be so trite?


 

Soul Suicide is having luxuries when others have nothing.

 Soul Suicide is having luxuries when others have nothing.