My own personal stance against religious hypocrisy - both my own, and any others who seek to hurt people in the name of God.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Portion of Scripture - 1005

Happy Easter!

I must confess that, despite being a Christian, the day does not do much for me emotionally. It's not that I don't care. There just aren't that many days which stand out to me. Probably the one which stands out most is my birthday, because it was in the dark hours just before dawn on my 19th birthday that I became a Christian. Born Again. So I like to say I was born twice on the same date, if not the same year.

But every day should be a holy day. We should treat each other kindly every day. We should respect each other every day. We should cease our rapes and murders and thefts every day. We should love each other in heart every day.

I've been a bit under the weather this past week. A nasty cold took hold of me and I just haven't been able to shake loose from it. Even so, I feel I should post this Sunday. So I am going to post from my morning reading. I didn't read much today. In fact, I almost forgot to read at all. It's just not a normal day. Sorry.

Luke (chapter eleven)

[1] He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples."

[2] And he said to them, "When you pray, say: 'Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.

[3] Give us each day our daily bread;

[4] and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation.'"

[5] And he said to them, "Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves;

[6] for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him';

[7] and he will answer from within, 'Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything'?

[8] I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him whatever he needs.

[9] And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

[10] For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

[11] What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent;

[12] or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

[13] If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

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