søndag 24. januar 2010

Royce Ratterman says on Facebook this morning something I want to post here as well:

The Golden Rule - a world leader recently made a grave mistake - he stated the all religions had 'The' Golden Rule - virtually all have 'A' golden rule - one that doesn't shine in comparison to Jesus Christ's rendition - ones that take no effort or action & are innately egocentric.

Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:1 (Takes thoughtful, observant action – unique from the rest) Confucianism: Do not do to others what you would not like yourself. Then there will be no resentment against you, either in the family or in the state. Analects 12:2 (Can be accomplished living as a hermit in a closet– no action necessary) Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. Udana-Varga 5,1 (Can be accomplished living as a hermit in a closet – no action necessary)... Vis mer Hinduism: This is the sum of duty; do naught onto others what you would not have them do unto you. Mahabharata 5,1517 (Can be accomplished living as a hermit in a closet– no action necessary ) Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. Sunnah (Can be accomplished living as a hermit in a closet & deals with ‘feelings’ only – no action necessary) Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman. This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary. Talmud, Shabbat 3id (Can be accomplished living as a hermit in a closet – not from the biblical scriptures of ancient Judaism – no action necessary) Taoism: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. Tai Shang Kan Yin P’ien (Can be accomplished living as a hermit in a closet as long as you get news about other people’s life happenings – no action necessary) Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing another whatsoever is not good for itself. Dadisten-I-dinik, 94,5 (Can be accomplished living as a hermit in a closet – no action necessary)

- Royce Ratterman

tirsdag 12. januar 2010

Jeg vet at jula er over....

Men jeg kan ikke la være å dele denne fantastiske, skjønne, vakre sangen som skaper ettertanke...




Christmas shoes

It was almost Christmas time,
there I stood in another line
Tryin' to buy that last gift or two,
not really in the Christmas mood
Standing right in front of me
was a little boy waiting anxiously
Pacing 'round like little boys do
And in his hands he held a pair of shoes
His clothes were worn and old,
he was dirty from head to toe
And when it came his time to pay
I couldn't believe what I heard him say

Chorus:Sir, I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight

He counted pennies for what seemed like years
Then the cashier said, "Son, there's not enough here"
He searched his pockets frantically
Then he turned and he looked at me
He said Mama made Christmas good at our house
Though most years she just did without
Tell me Sir, what am I going to do,
Somehow I've got to buy her these Christmas shoes
So I laid the money down, I just had to help him out
I'll never forget the look on his face when he said

Mama's gonna look so great Sir,
I want to buy these shoes for my Mama, please
It's Christmas Eve and these shoes are just her size
Could you hurry, sir, Daddy says there's not much time
You see she's been sick for quite a while
And I know these shoes would make her smile
And I want her to look beautiful if Mama meets Jesus tonight

I knew I'd caught a glimpse of heaven's love
As he thanked me and ran out
I knew that God had sent that little boy
To remind me just what Christmas is all about

Han kommer for å hente Sine!

  Men i de dager, etter denne trengsel, skal solen bli formørket og månen ikke gi sitt skinn. Stjernene skal falle ned fra himmelen, og himm...