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Three days...

It was Thursday night. Three and half years of teaching, caring, healing, building people, trying help people to see the big picture of the Kingdom of God, was coming to a culmination. As he neared the last few days of His time of this earth, the context was becoming hysterical. The formal leadership from the existing religious institutions, whose status was being challenged by this new entrant into field, was plotting to eliminate him. The state authorities were listening to those from the formal structures and were not willing to see anything other than the stories, the leaders brought to them.
The common man – the crowd, had been well brainwashed by those wielding political power and influence and were crying to murder this well meaning, innocent Rabbi. The close friends, who were expected to stand with him, were running away. One of them, the senior finance manager had switched allegiances and was part of the gang plotting to pull the rug from under His feet. The closest confidant …

Community continued....

How do we measure where we are in the communities which we are part of, be it be my family, my church, my work place or other communities we are part of? Three questions to reflect on.
1.A community is as close to its purposes as its members are. We measure where we are first by measuring ourselves. What is the purpose of my being in the community I am part of – be it be my family, my church, institution, project or organization? On scale given below try to place yourself.
My purpose of being part of the community (Family/Church/Institution/Project/Organization)
Me, my needs Common agenda of work and or need to live together Identity of the community, work place or institution Need for each other for the sake of growth of each other and the community God, his purposes, commonality of brokenness bound by Grace of God

2.Then reflect on the community you are part of and try to place the same in the scale below.
The community I am part of, where it is today.
Boiling Pot community Simmering …

Brain that Betrays......

The heart is deceitful above all things....that is what the Bible says. We can very well understand that, since our heart testifies to this when we reflect against the standards in the makers manual.

But the brain is one which betrays...betrays us from understanding the status of the inner man, the spiritual which is normally expressed through external brain responses.

When organic brain syndromes occur due to organic damage to the brain, one could live a normal life with very minimal deficit or end up in a persistent vegetative state. And the visible responses of inner man varies depending on the level of deficit.

When cognition loss confuses our  brain, patterns of older disciplines and behaviour become pronounced and one is unsure if it is just the degenerating neuronal functions or the inner man expressing out its deep seated desires.

When Chemical dysfunctions cloud brain through emotional imbalances, one is never sure if the inner man is joyful or happy, depressed or repentant, …