Thursday, January 20, 2011

JUST SAYIN’

I have no idea who gets credit for saying this… I got it in several emails, most from Buddhist friends. Someone said it was on CNN – I don’t know, I don’t have cable (or a dish)… But I felt the need to pass it on.

“This week we saw a white Catholic male Republican judge murdered on his way to greet a Democratic Jewish woman member of Congress, who was his friend. Her life was saved initially by a 20- year old Mexican-American gay college student, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon, and this was all eulogized by our African-American President.”


In separateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength.
—Buddha

May we learn to have compassion for one another.

A neighbor, who proclaims the fact that he has been saved, hates Obama – we all know why – and will tell you all the people listed above will go to hell because they are either Jewish, Catholic, gay, not white and probably a Muslim, and he is sure the Korean is some sort of heathen. He hates them all. But he believes he is a Christian and is going to heaven. Is that really what Jesus taught?

Just askin’…

6 comments:

ancient one said...

nope...Jesus loves them all...red and yellow, black and white, they are all precious in HIS sight...

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I noticed your use of "compassion".
Are you familiar with the Charter of Compassion that Karen Armstrong speaks of. If not you can hear her TED talk here\
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/karen_armstrong_makes_her_ted_prize_wish_the_charter_for_compassion.html

Sissy said...

Oh, dear...

possum said...

Yes, I believe love is what it is all about... that is what was taught.
Philip, I have been a member of the Charter of Compassion since it started. I am pretty sure I sent you material on it over a year ago - I sent it to all my friends who I figured would at least read it! and probably even join it!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

It always amazes me that so many so-called Christians have such biases and prejudices even more so than those "unsaved."

Ginnie said...

Your blog is "just sayin'" what we all need to hear ...