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Being of Service in the Modern World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 31, 2019 • 33 Comments

What does it mean for you and me to altogether live the teachings of Jesus? It means a lot more than we might imagine ever could be asked of us. Let’s ask the greatest American of the Twentieth Century what it means to him. He often wrote and spoke variants of these words: “To our... Read More

Being the Light

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 24, 2019 • 22 Comments

Many earnest Americans believe they can fight evil with angry chanting, venomous signs, and even physical attacks on others. And our social media has become a literal breeding-ground of self-righteous rage, where if you disagree with those shouting the loudest, you risk being obliterated altogether! Yet, even with all these well-meant efforts being made by... Read More

A Saint For Today

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 17, 2019 • 25 Comments

One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in recent years has been the number of people I hear from now who are feeling a call to serve Spirit. Often they don’t understand this urge, this inchoate itch they feel compelled to scratch, nor even are most of them certain that it really is an itch... Read More

When Our Faith Betrays Us

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 10, 2019 • 31 Comments

Jesus has some wonderfully positive things to say about faith! He sees it as the engine that empowers our minds. For example, when His disciples have trouble driving out a possessing spirit, they ask Him why they are unable to do it. And He says, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I... Read More

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 03, 2019 • 33 Comments

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union,... Read More

Choosing Kindness

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 27, 2019 • 53 Comments

Among my earliest memories is the fun of helping my grandmother gather eggs. I was at eye-level with her geese, and they would chase me if they were out so she would shut them in the barn, where they would honk and complain. I was a little bigger than the chickens, so while Grandma collected... Read More

He Who Is Without Sin…

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 20, 2019 • 28 Comments

I believe that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be judged in the long course of history to have been the greatest American of the twentieth century. Of course, there were other Americans during the last century who did remarkable things! But in the fifty-one years since Dr. King’s death his stature has risen, and... Read More

I’m Sorry

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 13, 2019 • 30 Comments

One of my first legal clients gave me the most important professional advice I have ever received. In fact, it has turned out to be some of the most important advice about life there is! This young salesman was an astonishing ball of energy, so wound up that he couldn’t sit down so he spent... Read More

We Cannot Live in Fear

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 06, 2019 • 28 Comments

I was born at the end of the Second World War. When I was a child, the cold war was hot! I don’t think anyone younger than retirement age can comprehend what it was like to be an American child in the early fifties. We expected to be bombed at any moment, to the point... Read More

Do Not Judge

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 29, 2019 • 30 Comments

The Gospel teachings of Jesus include the most radical directives ever given. His ideas seem so revolutionary to most of us that, as the lay theologian G.K. Chesterton so memorably said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting—it has been found difficult and left untried.” The teachings of Jesus are divine commands,... Read More