Blog - The Teachings of Jesus

Seeking Jesus

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 09, 2021 • 34 Comments

“We must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus… There will be found remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man. I have performed this operation for my own use, by cutting verse by verse out of... Read More

Changing

Posted by Roberta Grimes • October 02, 2021 • 40 Comments

“Please God, make me good, but not just yet.” – St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), from The Confessions of St. Augustine (400)  The problem with every attempt ever made to inspire us to be better people is the fact that none of it changes us. We might try to be good and loving and forgiving,... Read More

No Middleman

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 25, 2021 • 20 Comments

The Light of God surrounds us. The Love of God enfolds us. The Power of God protects us. The Presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are, God Is, and all is well!  – James Dillet Freeman (1912-2003), from “Prayer for Protection” (1941) Jesus wanted to abolish religions altogether and teach us to relate... Read More

Hellish

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 18, 2021 • 33 Comments

Love is but a song we sing. Fear’s the way we die. You can make the mountains ring, Or make the angels cry. Though the bird is on the wing, And you may not know why. C’mon people now, Smile on your brother! Ev’rybody get together, Try to love one another right now. – Chet... Read More

Why Not Now?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 11, 2021 • 29 Comments

And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His Hand. – Michael Crawford, from “On Eagle’s Wings” (1998) I answer many emails from Seek Reality listeners, and someone recently asked what may well... Read More

Judging

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 04, 2021 • 53 Comments

Let every tongue and every tribe responsive to his call, to him all majesty ascribe, and crown him Lord of all! – Edward Perronet (1726-1792), from “All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name” (1779) The Christian religion is all about judgment and condemnation. Its central dogma is built on the notion that Adam sinned in... Read More

Forgiving

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 28, 2021 • 42 Comments

All hail the power of Jesus’s name! Let angels prostrate fall. Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown him Lord of all! – Edward Perronet (1726-1792), from “All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name” (1779) The single most important thing that any of us can do in this lifetime is to learn how to forgive.... Read More

Truth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 21, 2021 • 48 Comments

Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. Bless the Lord, all you works of His, In all places of His dominion, Bless the Lord, O my soul! – David, Third... Read More

Praying

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 31, 2021 • 23 Comments

Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. – Jesus, from the Gospel Book of Matthew 6:9-10 The requirement that we pray to God is another human-made idea. God seeks a very much closer and more loving relationship with ... Read More

Loving (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 03, 2021 • 30 Comments

Some may come and some may go. He will surely pass. When the one that left us here returns for us at last. We are but a moment’s sunlight, fading in the grass. Come on people now, smile on your brother. Everybody get together, try to love one another right now.  -Chet Powers (1937-1994), From... Read More