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Insignificant Sinners: A Devotional For Easter

Reading: John 20:1-18

In the Gospel of John the first person Jesus appears to after His resurrection is Mary Magdalene. This is bizarre because, if you know the story behind Mary, she really wasn’t a significant character. 1,070 more words

Christianity

Finding a religious community where I belong

My family is catholic. When I was younger, I remember dressing up each Sunday in preparation for mass. Once I grew old enough, I started attending CCD, or Sunday church school as I described it. 403 more words

Younglife

The Ecstasy of Gold

“That same lady, for whom thousands upon many thousands of monkeys have been searching everywhere, in all directions, has been found by me.” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 30.3) 1,234 more words

Hare Krishna

Earth's Price Tag - $875 Centillion Dollars

This is how much Earth is worth.

If every bank around the world came together, met with serious bankers, investors, and accountants from every (developed) land, alongside the worlds leaders, scientists, religious affiliates, world thinkers, philosophers, elite entrepreneurs, and government officials, this is roughly the amount the planet Earth would cost. 205 more words

A Hunger for Unwavering Faith

I am coming back to you, God
As the years pass
I have wavered in and out
Of focusing on your light

I am coming back to you, God… 75 more words

Happiness

Lucretius, The Swerve, and Understanding Reality

Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve centers on a book-length First Century BC poem by Lucretius, On The Nature Of Things; apparently lost (like so much ancient literature) until book-hunter Poggio Bracciolini unearthed a forgotten copy in a monastery in 1417. 799 more words

Philosophy