Tag Archives: Jesus

Small-minded

The word philosophy comes from the Greek for ‘love of wisdom’. The question upon which all of philosophy sits is, Who am I? Jesus answered this question directly. He said, “You are the light of the world.”

And I thought I was a body.

The beauty principle

A man went to India where he met a guru. He asked the guru what he should do. The guru said, “Don’t do anything.” Jesus spoke likewise: “Look at the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.”

Riding the donkey backwards

It is better to do the wrong thing whole-heartedly than the right thing half-heartedly. Earnestness is the key. “The fool who persists in his folly will become wise,” promised the mystic William Blake.

Spiritual combustion

A spontaneous act is unexpected, unpredicted, unrehearsed, ungoverned, simple, direct, immediate, natural and now. The more we think, remember and plan, the less spontaneous we are. Jesus was making a point about spontaneity when he said we were to become again as little children.