Blog - The Teachings of Jesus

Mourning My Religion

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 27, 2021 • 61 Comments

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and,... Read More

The Coming Apocalypse

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 13, 2021 • 38 Comments

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great. And would suffice. – Robert Frost (1874-1963),... Read More

Is Jesus Actually God on Earth?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 20, 2021 • 34 Comments

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation; O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation: Come ye who hear, Brothers and sisters draw near, Praise Him in glad adoration. – Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), (translator from German), from “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (1863) There have been many... Read More

The Task Before Us

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 13, 2021 • 24 Comments

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work, and defend thee; Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee; Ponder anew all the Almighty can do, He who with love doth befriend thee. – Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), (translator from German), from “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (1863) Today’s topic has been a... Read More

The Lord’s Morality

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 06, 2021 • 40 Comments

Crown Him the Lord of heaven, enthroned in worlds above; Crown Him the king, to whom is given the wondrous name of Love. Crown Him with many crowns, as thrones before Him fall. Crown him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all. – Matthew Bridges (1800-1894) & Godfrey Thring (1823-1903), from... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part IV)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 30, 2021 • 32 Comments

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. – Elizabeth... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 23, 2021 • 59 Comments

Morning has broken like the first morning. Blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh from the world. – Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) from “Morning Has Broken” (1931) Two millennia after Jesus taught us how to love as the Godhead loves, that perfect divine... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 16, 2021 • 36 Comments

I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way! Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be. – Michael Masser (1941-2015) & Linda Creed (1948-1986), from “The... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 09, 2021 • 33 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. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring... Read More

Who Goes to Heaven?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 02, 2021 • 58 Comments

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. – David, Third King of Israel and Judah (1035-970 BC), Psalm 23:1-3 Ours is the first generation... Read More