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Earth’s pandemic and T-shirts for young people

We at the Belgian Christadelphian office have passed a certain age, so that it would not be appropriate to walk on the street with a T-shirt. As elders, we tell the visitors in our churches about the task we as human beings have when living on this planet. We talk about our responsibility and the task God has given us. But we do know the majority of inhabitants of this planet are not believing in God and are mostly concerned about gaining as much money as possible, whatever the cost may be.

The last few months, lots of people were very worried about the Covid-pandemic, but for years there has been another big virus circling around us, which most people seem to ignore. Though for more than a decade, several of the Boom generation with the millennials and the Generation Z have been writing essays, articles and making posters for awareness about global warming and cried out into the world to save our planet. Because that planet is getting very ill. People have used and wasted earthly resources, if nothing. In our so-called ‘civilised’ countries most citizens were and are not concerned about the pollution they cause.

For us the time of publicly protesting and going on the streets, protesting for this and that, may be gone or not so appropriate.
But for young people, we would like to introduce some very interesting clothing and tote bags with a different angle. We are namely very concerned about the world where we and our children and grandchildren but also next generations have to live in. Therefore, we do find it five past twelve to call on all the responsible people to use their senses and to do something against the horrible state we have brought our planet. We cannot sit still and do if global warming does not exist.

Everybody can use his own voice to bring awareness to others. A T-shirt is a wearable message board that can pull the attention to our planet and to what we have to do about it. The world needs to change as we are currently hurtling towards climatic changes that will alter the way the planet is configured. This will certainly be to the detriment of humanity if not cause its extinction. Crazy you may say but 99.99% of all species that have ever lived have gone extinct so just because we can walk and talk and use a smart phone does not mean that we will not go the same way.

Scientists and philosophers don’t in general want to be celebrities but it is important that we listen to what they have to say because they offer the only way out of this current crisis. So enjoy our range and change the world at least in one tiny way, an environmentally friendly piece of clothing. {Scientist and Philosopher}

It is not bad to have a look at their products to make others aware of this dramatic situation.

Keep it cool V1BNo planet B design 1 V1B shopping bag

> A collection to highlight the need for us all to stop and think. > Think

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Find also to read

  1. Weather, climate-change and man-made global-warmingGlobal WARming: An Overlooked Pandemic
  2. Hot weather
  3. Global Warming
  4. Global Warming Was Explained in 1856. By a Woman
  5. Environment
  6. Climate explained: how the IPCC reaches scientific consensus on climate change
  7. Rapid Climate Change Makes It Hard for Butterflies and Moths to Adjust
  8. From CNN: Unprecedented heat, hundreds dead and a town destroyed. Climate change is frying the Northern Hemisphere
  9. Time to write again, getting the word out, climate change is a reality
  10. Too Dumb to SurviveThe Arctic’s last ice area
  11. Last Ice…
  12. Update on Climate Referendum in France
  13. Julia Conley: ‘This Is Our Future’ Without Climate Action, Advocates Warn After Pipeline Causes Fire in Gulf of Mexico
  14. IPBES/IPCC Report: Tackling the biodiversity and climate crises together
  15. The Climate Crisis Is Accelerating – Now What?
  16. An Actual Space Laser Shows How Devastating Sea Level Rise May Be
  17. Climate Change & Joshua Tree National Park
  18. Highest Ever Temperature Recorded In Finnish North
  19. Why Polar Bears are on The Verge of Extinction
  20. The monarch butterfly cab use our help to stay alive by Kalpana Sutaria, Austin American-Statesman
  21. Seabird Salvation
  22. Impeach Bolsonaro and Topic on Climate
  23. global participation…

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June 21: Let Jesus carry your heavy burdens

We have one mediator by God. It is Jehovah God His son Jesus who sits next to the Highest. That son of man knows best our troubles and worries and is ready to be our advocate by his heavenly Father.
Jesus is the ideal person to talk for us and to defend us by his heavenly Father so that This divine God as our Father may have pity with us and may help us to overcome our difficulties. Trust in that God of Jesus is the best way to find inner rest.

We are promised there will be troubles in this life. But God has given His beloved son to the world to be a mediator between Him and man. Jesus is the way to come to God. When we have found Christ and put our trust in his heavenly Father, Jehovah God, we can trade our yoke for the one Jesus gives, and find rest.

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Preceding

Christian Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

“In The Midst Of The Storm”

As near to God as you want Him to be

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Additional reading

  1. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #14 Prayer #12 The other name
  2. Infinite payment of sin by the son of God
  3. Mediator
  4. One mediator
  5. Jesus of Nazareth
  6. Mediator and advocate
  7. Building a Spiritual House

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Related

  1. #Rest
  2. Message of the Day: God’s Offer of Rest to the Weary
  3. Loved, Just As I Am
  4. Get that load off yourself
  5. Come
  6. Fanboy Nerves
  7. Today’s Word With Joel and Victoria Osteen – Come
  8. Blissful Rest
  9. Changing of the Guard

Daily Devotional

“The Power of a Word: Carry!”

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’” – Matthew 11:28 (NLT)

As I looked out over my congregation yesterday, I could almost feel the burdens my people were carrying. Some were carrying burdens of grief. Father’s Day reminded many of the loss of their fathers or their husbands. Sorrow is multiplied on days like today. Some of you can relate to this. Some were carrying burdens of fear. They’re facing medical procedures and tests. They’re frightened by an uncertain future, disintegrating relationships, and wayward children. They’re scared by what they know and even more afraid of what they don’t. Some were carrying burdens for aging parents. Some were carrying burdens for spouses and children battling addiction. Some were carrying burdens of guilt for things that they’ve done and things…

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Don’t be discouraged

The journey of my steps

stop listening to people’s thoughts about you sometimes those who think that you can’t make it who go around telling people how weak you are they are just afraid of you if you set your mind on achieving your goal don’t be discouraged by people’s words some of them are just not happy with your achievement so don’t listening to people’s comments about you set your goals and make sure you achieve it no matter what.

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Sense of scattering which can only be gathered by turning to Allah

Created in the image of the Highest, each of us has the possibility to let Him enter into the weak human heart, so that it can be able to withstand attacks from outside and make the frail human being strong enough to continue on its way closer to the One we need.

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A disrespected Father

In this world the majority of people is not interested in God and another part has made Jesus into their god and as such do not show respect to what Jesus has done and not to what God has done.

Jesus was very well aware that he could not do anything without his heavenly Father. But he also knew that the world would hate his real followers because of the Word of the Father that Jesus had given them.

“14 I have given them thy word; and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them from the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world even as I am not of the world.
17  Sanctify them in the truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou didst send me into the world, even so sent I them into the world.” (Joh 17:14-18 ASV)

Jesus had always put his own will aside, to do the Will of God and wanted his followers also to do the Will of his heavenly Father, the same as he wanted God’s Will to be done on earth.

“ Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.” (Mt 6:10 ASV)

“ saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” (Lu 22:42 ASV)

“ I can of myself do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.” (Joh 5:30 ASV)

It is that Father Who sent Jesus that we should give all honour and praise, like Jesus gave honour and praise to Him. By that Father accepting Jesus his ransom offering we are able to receive the grace of salvation. Only through the word of the Father is it that we can be born again and shall be able to enter into the kingdom of God.

The world hates us because Jesus has given us the Word of his Father, a word that he personally delivered and through the power of that word we are transferred to the eternal Kingdom of God. As a loving Father Jehovah is willing to welcome all the lost ones. Every human being that is willing to repent and turn to God is welcome in His heavenly pastures.

God and Jesus are aware that evil surrounds us, but they want us to overcome it and to prove to the rest of the world that there is a much better way than the one the world loves everybody to believe.

It is to those who are left on the earth to show the world that Jesus is the way, not to himself, but to his heavenly Father, Who wants to be the Father of all.

“ Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (Joh 14:6 ASV)

By Christ, the sent one from God, we are able to come to the father. Jesus is the one who we can trust to show us the way to the most perfect Father of all. The One Who is the Father of King David and prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah and Jesus, is the One Who is looking at the earth in the hope more people shall come to Him. Those close to Him He wants to mould like clay so that they should be workers of faith, bringing more people to Him, Who is greater than Jesus.

“ He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.” (Ps 89:26 ASV)

“ But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” (Isa 64:8 ASV)

“ After this manner therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” (Mt 6:9 ASV)

“ And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? knew ye not that I must be in my Father’s house?” (Lu 2:49 ASV)

“ Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I.” (Joh 14:28 ASV)

Those who worship Jesus as their god, should come to learn and to see, that the God of Jesus is a much greater God than their god Jesus, and that He is the heavenly Father of Jesus but also of those who want to accept Jesus for whom he really is and for what he really has done, having given his life for the sins of all.

Jesus came to this world from heaven, him being placed in the womb of a young woman. Over here on earth, he talked about the One Who had sent Him to this world to convey people of his heavenly Father. For his words and actions he was hated and nailed on a stake to die. After his death he was taken out of the dead by his heavenly Father and then, forty days after he rose from the dead, he triumphantly ascended into heaven to be seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

We who follow Jesus have chosen not to be of this world either. We are not of this world simply because there is nothing that this world can offer us that is better than what Jesus gives us. Jesus gives us life eternal.

Because of our faith in the work of Christ Jesus and believing that Jesus is the truth and the son of God, the world can’t handle that. But it is the truth that will set us free and shall not make us afraid anymore.

“11 And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath the life; he that hath not the Son of God hath not the life.” (1Jo 5:11-12 ASV)

When Jesus met with his disciples on the evening of the day of his resurrection he said to them,

“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” (John 20:21)

All those who love Jesus and wants to be known as disciples or followers of Christ should follow the Wishes of God and His only begotten beloved son, Jesus. The same way as God had sent Jesus, so Jesus sends us. We often think of our limitations as we go out into the world. The thing to focus on is the one who sent us. Jesus, our risen and ascended Lord is the one who sends us.

As Jesus tells his disciples in Acts 1:8

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

As brothers and sisters in Christ we are not ashamed to tell others we follow that Nazarene man. We are convinced we may believe what is written in the Holy Scriptures. This is what keeps us from being afraid of going out into the world. As God sent Jesus, Jesus sends us.

Like Jesus trusted his heavenly Father we too put our trust in him Who is the Almighty.

When several shall celebrate Father’s Day this month, we shall honour our worldly father but give even more honour and focus on our heavenly Father.

Please read: Prayer Theme for June 2021: Our Father

And let us give all honour to the One Who accepted the ransom price paid by His only begotten beloved son.

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April Cruel

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April was vile,
April betrayed me,
April was cruel,
and I’d tell you the tale
of that time when
I held my pride
chose cunning enemies
over wise friends
And the trick of the prick
stuck with me
painted me white and pale
painted my hands red.
Now who’s the saint?
And who’s full of follies?

And though horizons are bright
Hearty shades of blue appear
Deceiving me before they loom.
Above me crowns glisten, light
but as the wise say
not all things that gleam are gold
And I have been told
To leave the fool with himself
But I sat there and stayed.
Now there are no days I regret not
The days I could have lived with peace
But downtrodden spirits fought back
And that day I laughed and got drunk
Merry with the fool, blind to his stunt.
Wishing I had enough erudition to flee.

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La vuelta de Ícaro

¿Cuántas veces no queremos volar lejos de esta tierra, preferiblemente hacia el cálido sol?
Pero entonces conocemos las historias del sol que es demasiado caliente y derrite nuestras alas y nos hace chocar. Sin embargo, ese sol nos atrae y pensamos que, con nuestras modernas alas y la distancia, podemos seguir volando con seguridad en su delicioso calor.

Alegory of a Wallflower

Una vez dije que volé muy cerca del sol y a causa de eso mis alas se derritieron, la caída fue escabrosa y de una altura inimaginable, el golpe llevado retumbo en todo el universo, ensordeciendo a muchos y el destello de la estrella caída cegando a muchos otros.

He sido capaz de crear otras alas, mas resistentes, con menos defectos, mas solidas, seguras y confiables, hace unos meses he comenzado mi vuelo, todavía no he caído, y estoy mucho mas cerca del sol de lo que jamás estuve, a penas me quedan unos centrimetros para tocarlo, sé que esta vez no me desplomare, la calidez es inimaginable, y la luz destellante como ninguna. Estoy a nada de tocarlo derretirme y formar parte de él, sé que esta vez no me desplomare, las bases de mis alas no tienen nada que ver, y ya no hay ninguna estrella pendiente de…

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How can we help ourselves and others find better ways to respond to anxiety?

Elisha Goldstein is a psychologist and author who combines traditional psychotherapy with mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. Elisha teaches people to find space in moments of anxiety or overwhelm, and offers practical strategies to calm anxious minds, transform negative emotions and facilitate greater self acceptance, freedom and inner peace.

At this event, Elisha will share how you can use his “Now Effect” strategies to handle difficult emotions and situations and train your brain to recognise the ‘mind traps’ we set ourselves. By taking time to compassionately observe our physical reactions to stressful situations, we can redirect difficult emotions, find greater focus and feel more empowered and in control of our lives.

> Transforming Anxiety – with Elisha Goldstein
Tues 25 May – Online via Zoom
7pm UK time (see your time zone here)
Tickets: Open to all with optional donation

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…everybody has something!

 

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Nobody has everything, but everybody has something.
Use what you have right now! Use it wisely, freely, with love.
Wherever you are, use your time, energy and talents to do the best you can right now.

Photo & text credit: Iyanla Vanzant
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Who is mastering who

In these times of pandemic lots of youngsters say their youth is taken away. Others complain that the government has taken control over their life and has limited their freedom. Some have become afraid that governments want to change their person and even go so far by manipulating their DNA.  There are really people who think it would be possible that governments could make robots of their citizens.

R.H. (Rusty) Foerger wrote already in 2015

Conscience and Ethics:

It is odd, isn’t it, that science needs to be reminded that it is a root in the word conscience; and that there is a need for morality in this field of study that gives rise to the Robot. There is even a discipline known as Roboethics, in which machines of artificial intelligence are also considered artificial moral agents (AMA’s).

The issue of morality and technology has been beckoning ever more forcefully since the Industrial Revolution began (if you are morality-phobic, then consider the notion of ethics). From Nobel’s Dynamite, to Oppenheimer’s Nuclear Bomb, to today’s misnomer: the smart bomb, there is a pricked conscience behind each failure of improved (?) technology. Thus Alan E. Lewis writes:

Modern science, judged by the fruit it bears, has thrown into sharp relief humanity’s fateful determination not to remain as creatures, conjoined in mutuality with all creation, but to be our own masterful creators…

… there is a cosmic wedge between… facts and values, allowing society to analyze, exploit, and control nature and its resources without reference to the spiritual meaning and moral consequences of its rapacity and heteronomy. {Artificial Intelligence: Conscience and Consciousness}

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Of further interest

Artificial Intelligence; the good or the bad?

What Everyone Must Know About Artifical Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Vs Machine Learning Vs Deep Learning: What exactly is the difference ?

Heteronomy or Autonomy, You Choose

Unlived Life

Darkest sides of the artifical intelligence

Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing: Technology’s Future>Why we must act now

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