. . . Is A Tower Of Strength And Light
See The Best
Do not despair; do not dwell on the negative side of any situation, for you will do no good by this. Always put into operation the forces of construction. Believe that good will come, that the best is coming, and it will. We shall never forsake you. We also are God’s children and His agents. We shall never forsake you, dear brother.
The Quiet Mind – Sayings of White Eagle
Christ Consciousness and Humanity
He (Satan/Ego?) organized a vast bureaucratic structure around the simple teachings of Jesus. He mobilized thousands of “official” interpreters into an elitist priesthood, and sent them out to the masses of people, to bore them, to confuse them, and to otherwise prejudice them against the message of Christ. He did not care if everyone worshipped Christ superficially, just so long as they continued to worship material possessions in actual fact. He did not care if everyone gave lip service to the teachings of Jesus, just so long as no one tried to live them.
His primary maneuver for distracting humans from the message of Christ was to emphasize the messenger and the mechanics of the message, while disregarding the substance of what was taught. The call to take personal responsibility and to implement Christ’s teachings in daily life became lost in crucifix worship and later in scripture worship. The message of Jesus, to disengage oneself from the influence of matter, and become filled with the Holy Spirit, became buried under a catalog of religious verbiage and dogmatic interpretation. Self-righteousness was encouraged in the name of the Lord, and many died defending interpretations that had nothing to do with the simple truths of Jesus.
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Field of Play
The Summer Olympics
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The American Presidency
Two contemporary movies – poignant and inspiriting . . .
With the end of his first term in sight, widowed U.S. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) knows that overwhelming public support will guarantee his re-election. But when he falls in love with lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), Shepherd’s supporters question the relationship, and his approval ratings drop. As a rival presidential candidate goes on the attack, Shepherd must choose between his political career and his love for Sydney.
Shifty White House chief of staff Bob Alexander (Frank Langella) hatches a scheme to use a double for the president (Kevin Kline) at a public photo opportunity. Small business owner Dave Kovic (Kline) fits the bill, but after the president suffers a debilitating stroke, opportunist Alexander arranges for Dave to step in full time without even informing the First Lady (Sigourney Weaver). It doesn’t take long before the press, the nation and the president’s wife realize something is different.