This is another in the Five Quotes series on this blog, but I first have two preface the quotes with a couple comments. Firstly, I just wanted to say that I found the above photo at St. Francis Place. I chose the photo because I do believe that Jesus meditated (there are plenty of resources for this but the post at St. Francis Place is a good one). I also believe that Jesus studied in India with the spiritual masters of his time; many refer to this as the Lost Years, or more specifically, the years which the Bible is silent on the life of Jesus. It is also likely that December 25 is not the actual birth date of Jesus, but as Christians this is the day we celebrate it. At any rate, whether you are a Christian or not, you have to admit that if more of us (myself included) followed the teachings of Jesus--lived them--the world would likely be a better place. Anyhow, these--in no particular order--are just a few of His words that inspire me.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
The Kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the earth, but men do not see it.
The Gospel of Thomas 113
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
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