Let it happen

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No matter how hard you try, you can’t stop nature from happening. Today I was doing some painting to repair damage from an old leaky chimney when I got a phone call. My niece’s daughters were both frantically trying to call me. They finally called someone else I know who was able to get hold of me.

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Make time

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Every week, I do my best to make time for things that I need to do. I have a tendency to be a procrastinator, so scheduling time to deal with life makes sure things get done. Monday tends to be the best day to do these things, because I am almost guaranteed to have the entire afternoon free.

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The word

One of our students asks:

I have been reading the Gospel of John, which starts “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” In the Greek translation, the passage uses “logos” which has been interpreted in English as “word.” What is the difference between “word” and “logos”?

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All that is

A student asks:

“God is within us. Are we separate from that God residing inside, or are we one with it? “Whatever God is, I am” implies two separate entities. If we are one, then why do we pray/talk to it, rather than talking to ourselves?

God is all there is, including the molecules that make up all living things. But all living things are unique, individualized aspects of that one infinite all. This too implies that God and I are separate within the one whole. I believe that as we grow, evolve, we get closer to the all-knowing God until we eventually merge with it. At that point we cease to exist as an individual entity.”

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