Blog - Human Nature

“I Have a Dream…”

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 27, 2020 • 14 Comments

In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our Republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men – black... Read More

The Quality of Mercy

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 13, 2020 • 42 Comments

The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.        – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) from The Merchant of Venice (1605) As a teenager I memorized the entire “quality of mercy” speech from... Read More

What Good Is a Crisis?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 25, 2020 • 41 Comments

Disaster is the mother of good fortune. There is so much comfort in the usual, and so much risk in anything that’s new, That our lives plod into the grave without our noticing their passage Unless some fortunate tragedy blunders in our way. One of the loveliest things about humankind is our zesty adaptability, our... Read More

Bring On The New Day!

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 18, 2020 • 46 Comments

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them.                     – (Isaiah 11:6) Ascribed to the Prophet Isaiah (8th Cen BC) We have talked at length about what Jesus... Read More

What Do We Celebrate at Easter?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 11, 2020 • 30 Comments

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus… Behold, two men suddenly stood near them in... Read More

The Ongoing Act of Creation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 07, 2020 • 49 Comments

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God... Read More

Selling Love-Based Living in a Fear-Based World

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 15, 2020 • 49 Comments

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world… And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?                                          – W.B. Yeats (1845-1939) from “The Second Coming” Many people have an increasing sense that Western civilization is falling apart. Some of us... Read More

Are People by Nature Fear-Based or Love-Based?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 08, 2020 • 48 Comments

“What is man that You should remember him, or the son of man that You should care for him? You have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor.”                                      – The Apostle Paul (Heb 2:6-7) We enter our earth-lives as beautiful people, loving... Read More

Fear-Based vs. Love-Based Institutions

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 01, 2020 • 48 Comments

“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”                                        – Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) The most powerful force depressing the consciousness vibrations of all of humankind is the fact that every human institution is fear-based. We have seen that this is true... Read More

What About the Children?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 23, 2019 • 43 Comments

Nearly all the people who ask me questions are past the age of fifty. They are trying to deepen their spiritual life, and they aren’t finding ways to do that in their lifelong Christian beliefs and practices. Often they have been seeking for years, trying out different spiritual options like meditation, yoga, New Age, and... Read More