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Pilgrims from Paradise
Loving Creation - Part 3
Episode date: February 03, 2009
Last time, we identified the special relationship that humanity has with creation. It is through us that the rest of nature experiences spiritual completeness, spiritual union, with God. When we understand this we begin to see environmental issues in a different light, a spiritual light, which I believe may make our environmental decisions much simpler.
Essentially, the question is one of how we use nature. Nature sustains us. We employ it to feed us, cloth us, and provide us shelter. We can harness its substance and its energy according to our designs. But to use it as God means for us to use it, we must have the vision of oneness,…
The Opinionated Tailor
Sin No. 5
Episode date: January 28, 2009
Hello and welcome to “The Opinionated Tailor Talks Shop”.
Today I’d like to talk a little about gluttony. It’s the New Year, after all, and generally the time for resolutions and better intentions. I’ve been noticing all of the advertisements in the paper for gym memberships and Weight Watchers and weight loss by hynosis (boy, wouldn’t that be great if that worked!) and it’s got me thinking a lot about a topic that has been on my mind for years.
You might think this a bit of an odd topic for an ecclesiastical tailor whose focus tends to be primarily on beauty and our historical garment…
Steve the Builder
The god Called “Earth”
Episode date: February 06, 2009
Had Toni Vernelli gone ahead with her pregnancy ten years ago, she would know at first hand what it is like to cradle her own baby, to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel a little hand slipping into hers - and a voice calling her Mummy.
But the very thought makes her shudder with horror.
Because when Toni terminated her pregnancy, she did so in the firm belief she was helping to save the planet. At the age of 27 this young woman at the height of her reproductive years was sterilised to “protect the planet”. Incredibly, instead of mourning the loss of a family that…
Episode date: February 23, 2009
The Lord said, “If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
“And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth…
Episode date: February 23, 2009
One day, our Lord Jesus reminded His followers about some very important things. He said that we need to forgive others when they do something wrong or hurt us. Jesus said that if we forgive others, God will also forgive us when we sin. But if we do not forgive other people, God will not forgive us.
Our Lord also said that when we fast, we should look and act like we usually do. He said that hypocrites (people just pretending to be Godly) show off by how they look and act when they fast. We should not fast so that people see how good we are. We should fast so that God can see that we want to be more like Him.
Then our Lord Jesus…