Thomas Jefferson After Death

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 26, 2020 • 11 Comments

“I was in an atmosphere of beauty, countryside, scenery which was magnificent. I remember seeing various relations and friends who all seemed terribly, truly excited to see me, all crowding around me, welcoming me, showing me around.” – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), from his Leslie Flint interview (1960) Soon after he ceased incarnating, the being who... Read More

Thomas Jefferson on Jesus

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 19, 2020 • 52 Comments

“Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites.” – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), from Notes on the... Read More

Sermon on the Plain

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 12, 2020 • 27 Comments

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home, When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He: His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.  – Civilla D. Martin (1866-1948), from “His Eye is on the... Read More

Sermon on the Mount (Part IV)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 05, 2020 • 21 Comments

Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes, They call me on and on across the universe. Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter-box. They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe. – John Lennon (1940-1980), from “Across the Universe” (1969) It’s very unlikely that there... Read More

Sermon on the Mount (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 29, 2020 • 41 Comments

I really want to see you, Really want to be with you, Really want to see you, Lord, But it takes so long, my Lord. – George Harrison (1943-2001), from “My Sweet Lord” (1970) Modern humans have existed on earth for roughly two hundred thousand years. Those earliest moderns lived in terror of predators, disease,... Read More

Sermon on the Mount (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 22, 2020 • 30 Comments

Imagine there’s no countries. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace… You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one. – John... Read More

Sermon on the Mount (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 15, 2020 • 36 Comments

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree There will be an answer, let it be For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see There will be an answer, let it be – Paul McCartney, from “Let It Be” (1970) The Lord’s Sermon on the... Read More

This Changes Everything

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 08, 2020 • 23 Comments

I release and I let go, I let the Spirit run my life. And my heart is open wide, Yes I’m only here for God.                    – Michael Beckwith & Rickie Byars, from “I Release” (1993) Anatomically modern humans have existed for barely two hundred thousand years. For nearly all that time, we had no... Read More

Finding the Way

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 01, 2020 • 22 Comments

“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the... Read More

Sharing the Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 25, 2020 • 37 Comments

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offence, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. – attributed to St. Francis of Assisi (c.1182-1226), from “Peace Prayer” After having my first... Read More