urban apologist, Ernest Grant rifts on Ancient African Christianity for Christianity Today
“This is a paradox, a koan for our limited human understanding. But, our constant attention to living liberated requires constant commitment to our own humility - renunciation of our ego - and through the consistency of effort, we become that state which we are attending to. The verb becomes the noun. The act becomes the state.”
Let your spirit be strong like Jesus.
For 6.5 years of my life, since Februrary 2012, I have dedicated myself to a primarily plant-based lifestyle. My former partner was a student of Western medicene who swore by the full Hippocratic oath: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," while my best friend growing up was spiritually vegetarian in her household. [...]
Luke 15:24 "For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry."
1 Cor 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
The last three limbs of yoga -- dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (enlightenment) -- are collectively referred to as sanyam, which means "control."