Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
At no time in human history has it been so important to understand what we mean when we use the word God. All of us old timers remember a time when the world was a much better place to live. Many of us experienced the sixties where love and peace became a reality and it seemed like hope was not going to fail us. Today, it is totally different - it seems to me that hope is only realized by those who love God.
No matter if you are a Christian, Jew, Islam, Budist, Hindu or of any other faith, the name of God remains the same: love, wisdom, patience, tolerance, compassion, peace, hope, creator, teacher and all the other concepts that gives our lives meaning. Salvation (the relief from the suffering of life's disappointments) comes with the realization that God is within us and we are inside of God, When we change the way we look at the world, it changes the way we see things.
During this holiday season let us stop to reflect, pray and fast. My wish is that everyone experience the happiness (the kingdom) that God (the good father) wants for all of us. My teacher says, "Don't let anyone tell you that the kingdom is up there or this way or that way - the kingdom of heaven is within you." Peace be with all of you and "love one another as I love you". Bob Lavoie