What does it mean for all things to be interconnected much more than we can begin to imagine? Does that mean we would never know what we are doing?

Can we ever understand anything perfectly? It would depend on the purpose of such an understanding. Can we ever understand such a purpose perfectly? It would depend on what we intend to mean by the phrase 'to perfectly understand' a purpose. Does that mean it all depends on who we are?

How many ways can you think of the ways we can understand who we are?

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 October 2010 06:44

Human Condition

We are not what we think we are. We are not what others think we are. We are not even what the world makes us out to be. But we are much more interconnected with everything than we can begin to imagine.

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To a shit dog everything looks like shit. If you were stupid or unlucky enough to mingle with small-minded people, you would know what it means to be railroaded.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 September 2010 23:32

It's never too late!

You lie to yourself that you were doing your best under the impossible circumstances. But you knew or a reasonable person should have known that you were doing a terrible thing.

How to Deal with the Shameless without Integrity

It is very difficult to deal with the shameless without integrity, without losing our own integrity. We first try to teach them shame in vain. Then realize that they are not powerless. Actually in this world, they are often more powerful than the people of integrity.

Some Good Will Come Out of This Evil

Some people would not understand how some good can come out of the evil. But it's rather simple. Most people are not evil, so when confronted by the evil, they try to do some good. What matters is how to do good in spite of the evil. We better not confront the evil directly. That will be playing the losing game fabricated by the evil. We are better off doing some good which is clearly good even if it appears to be almost irrelevant to the evil perpetrated.

There Are Certain Things You Just Don't Do

There are many things we just don't do even if we can easily do it. For popular pastors or high-ranking public officials, it's rather easy to amass personal wealth if they are not scrupulous. They might even be immune to criticism, at least for the time being. But if they actually belive in what they are doing for a living, they would know better.

Cleansing Power of Undeserved Suffering

Nothing is futile in the spiritual world. When confronted with undeserved suffering, we need to have courage to repent all our sins and be grateful that through the suffering not just all our sins but also even sins of others can be cleansed. This redemptive power of undeserved suffering is what makes the world full of evil at least bearable until the coming of the heavenly kingdom. This does not mean we have to suffer in silence.

"Categories of Suffering" by Dr. Robert D. Luginbill