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Readings Friday December 4th

Today’s reading is from Matthew 9:27

Roshi’s comment: “We can be as big as we want; we can be as small as we want.”

How will you respond?

Categories: Fall Ango 2009
  1. Brian
    12/2009 at 1:04 pm

    The wind, the breath of God, touches all equally however big or small….

    I never saw the human background of the performance of those miracles until now. What seems to be some of Jesus’ most supernatural moments in the bible is really his most human, responding humanly, responding to our human limitations… what is pathetic and pitiful is the most powerful…it is the most authentic expression of our need for love and faith. Gassho!

  2. 12/2009 at 5:29 pm

    …or we can just BE andnot think about the results. I am blessed this week because an oral surgeon removed a problem tooth. I blessed him with my words of thanks for which he was grateful. A human exchange rooted (no pun intended) in faith and caring. We’ve come a long way in 2,000 years thanks to Jesus, Buddha, and evolving world….but the conquering of EGO is a never ending challenge……

  3. 12/2009 at 5:59 pm

    …were Jesus alive today in human form (I know he’s alive in spirit), I think he would give a message like this example of big and little…..How would you respond to a friend’s broken back?

    • Brian
      12/2009 at 10:46 pm

      wow! so cool! I love elephants and doggies! A match made in heaven.

  4. Bob
    12/2009 at 6:45 pm

    the older I get the more surrender happens. Getting big or small seems out of my conscious control. It happens or doesn’t and something accepts it. Something inside is conscious of many different “selves,” or “voices,” and “something” watches them, battling it out–or suddenly accepting–radically accepting that something has no free will, no goals, nothing. The body, like an organic robot, moves through space, pulsed and breathed and “saved” — big or small — yet something is aware. I use to call this awareness “grace,” now perhaps “luck” is more appropriate. When the brain, for no reason at all, drops its filtering function the real world appears and everything changes.

  5. 12/2009 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Brian and Bob!

  6. Bob
    12/2009 at 7:36 pm

    thanks barbara. The YouTube video you posted really moved me.

  7. MaryAnne
    12/2009 at 5:00 pm

    Looking deeply again and again can be helpful.

    Suddenly a phenomenon, a person or a feature of the world, becomes real. It existed before but we could not see.

    Revelations are not so much about something newly disclosed but more about renewed appreciation.

  8. MaryAnne
    12/2009 at 6:05 pm

    I was sitting with two other things: initiative and devotion.

    It seems the energy behind either action: to devote oneself or to initiate
    involves generosity of time . . .our own time and, the desire to help others to become free of suffering or at least ease the suffering.without any personal gain.

    I have been sitting with this …more insight is needed.

    Thanks for the wonderful videos that have been provided. The elephant and the dog….no words are needed to see the love. Also, the beautiful video re: human love.

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