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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. You Want Unity? Seriously?

 

It’s like asking a person who has gone through four years of unjustified, ceaseless torture to join up with you in running the country. Let’s be unified?

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

First, let me say that I’m not a person who takes revenge, which I define as exacting punishment for a wrong in a resentful spirit. But I do feel motivated to avenge this corrupt election: I do want to inflict punishment as an act of retributive justice. At one time revenge and avenge meant the same thing, but I think the subtle difference is relevant in this situation.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

 

Very few people would have anticipated the level and duration of violence and destruction in the cities of America that have been displayed over the last two months. Even our Republican Senators seem to be throwing up their hands in frustration and complaining at the feckless Democrat mayors and governors in our states.

But that seems to be all that our Senators are doing.

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“We are one American nation. We must unite. We have to unify. We have to come together.” Every faction in our irreparably fractious and fragmented country calls for unity, following events that demonstrate just how disunited the United States of America is. Preview Open

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Large Project Stalled and Restarted

 

I write short inspirational readings for my church. My main focus in writing them has been to have content for our website. As I have told my church’s board members, you have to give people a reason to come back to a website and that reason is content. Design and navigation are only important as negatives if they take away from the content by making it difficult to find or read.

There are two strategies for content. The first is to have frequently changing information, such as is done by The Drudge Report. The second strategy is to build a huge database of useful information as a resource, such that people cannot consume it all in one sitting and have a reason to come back. Our church calendar and schedule sort of pursue the first strategy of change, although it’s slow enough change to bring people back only once per week or once per month. My inspirational readings pursue the second strategy. The goal is to build up hundreds of them to address different situations and emotional needs. We currently have 128 on our website.

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I was going to write an interesting, clever story for Earth Day on the Great Barrier Reef, after watching a truly stunning three part documentary by David Attenborough, until the you-tube video of same name that I wanted to post, filled my inbox with more Spam than a Hawaiian sandwich deli. Then, well…life intervened and produced […]

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Or are they just unaware of the consequences of their demands? An article “CEOs Choose Sides on Gun Control at Their Own Risk; CEOs feel pressure from younger, digitally savvy consumers and from employees to take a stand on issues, but corporate reputation can suffer” (I’m not sure if it’s behind a paywall) in the […]

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Note: @garyrobbins issued a challenge to match his upgrade of level on Ricochet. While I could not upgrade to meet his challenge, I proposed to meet his challenge in another way. I would provide uplifting spiritual fodder in our mutual Unity tradition to give him a reason to see Ricochet as a place of spiritual, […]

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Note: @garyrobbins issued a challenge to match his upgrade of level on Ricochet. While I could not upgrade to meet his challenge, I proposed to meet his challenge in another way. I would provide uplifting spiritual fodder in our mutual Unity tradition to give him a reason to see Ricochet as a place of spiritual, […]

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Note: @garyrobbins issued a challenge to match his upgrade of level on Ricochet. While I could not upgrade to meet his challenge, I proposed to meet his challenge in another way. I would provide uplifting spiritual fodder in our mutual Unity tradition to give him a reason to see Ricochet as a place of spiritual, […]

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Note: @garyrobbins issued a challenge to match his upgrade of level on Ricochet. While I could not upgrade to meet his challenge, I proposed to meet his challenge in another way. I would provide uplifting spiritual fodder in our mutual Unity tradition to give him a reason to see Ricochet as a place of spiritual, […]

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Note: @garyrobbins issued a challenge to match his upgrade of level on Ricochet. While I could not upgrade to meet his challenge, I proposed to meet his challenge in another way. I would provide uplifting spiritual fodder in our mutual Unity tradition to give him a reason to see Ricochet as a place of spiritual, […]

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We must perceive the real man is constantly coming forth. This is the meaning of Christmas. It does not belong to the past; it is a vital, living, present Truth. The bringing forth of the Christ child is not a work that is finished in Bethlehem. It is taking place in our midst every day. […]

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Note: @garyrobbins issued a challenge to match his upgrade of level on Ricochet. While I could not upgrade to meet his challenge, I proposed to meet his challenge in another way. I would provide uplifting spiritual fodder in our mutual Unity tradition to give him a reason to see Ricochet as a place of spiritual, […]

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The story of the ancient city of Babel is that the people grew and built a great civilization. At its peak, they determined to build a tower that reached the heavens. God looked down and saw what they had achieved and confounded their tongues, causing them to speak in many languages. Preview Open

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Gary’s Inspiration Series: Sustenance

 

Note: @garyrobbins issued a challenge to match his upgrade of level on Ricochet. While I could not upgrade to meet his challenge, I proposed to meet his challenge in another way. I would provide uplifting spiritual fodder in our mutual Unity tradition to give him a reason to see Ricochet as a place of spiritual, as well as mental, good and growth. Unity has long produced a daily inspirational magazine called Daily Word, and my messages will mostly conform to that format with an affirmation, a short (120 word) message, and a Bible verse.

These messages will come from a Unity perspective. They are not intended to provoke theological arguments, only to fulfill an obligation in Gary’s challenge. If you also find them spiritually uplifting, perhaps you will also consider upgrading your membership level to help support Ricochet and keep it as a going concern.

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Considering the number of people I’ve seen on social media seriously questioning why our president didn’t publicly call for the same justice for the Las Vegas concert shooter as he did for the terrorist who mowed down bicyclists in NYC, as in his recent tweet suggesting the latter get the death penalty, I’d propose that […]

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If we would “loose the bands of wickedness” we must learn to fast from all unworthy thought and feast on the good and the true. To observe Lent according to the spirit rather than the letter we must fast from criticism and condemnation and feast in brotherly love; fast from false beliefs in sickness and […]

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The Challenge: 10 cents has offered a challenge. This is an entry in completing my goal. The Background: I belong to a Unity Church. Unity was originally formed as a publishing company, Unity Tract Society, and publishing magazines and books has long been a large part of what Unity does. One of its long-time staple […]

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The Challenge: 10 cents has offered a challenge. This is an entry in completing my goal. The Background: I belong to a Unity Church. Unity was originally formed as a publishing company, Unity Tract Society, and publishing magazines and books has long been a large part of what Unity does. One of its long-time staple […]

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