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What Follows from Resurrection?

It follows that we, in Him, can have new life. It follows that everything in our life can be raised to new life. That means health, relationships, success… anything. It might take time to get to Resurrection Day from Good Friday. Still.
So let’s not look for the Living among the dead places.

Let’s consider how to let that Resurrection life show in us. Let us see how to be more loving. And how pass along new life, resurrection love in religious education today. This was actually part of our run-up to Easter, but it fits now, between Passover and Pentecost. Let’s invite the Lord of Love into our church life, our family life, into every part of our life.

Keys to Love

As we prepare for our yearly celebration of Passover and Resurrection Day, let us consider how to love.

Recently, in a conversation with some other women, there was a difference of opinion. I said we needed to learn how to love. Indeed, that had been an agreement in the group. We were studying the Bible, presumably to learn how to be …. better, right? Another said, oh, no, she knew how to love. She had been talking over me. She was very much squirming in her chair. She had come ready to fight me. Because I was ready to pray for her to be healed… which she had asked for. Others opinions range in between, confused — or silent.

Let me ask you, do we really know how to love? Do we always love our family, even? Are all our children taken care of? What about our cousins? What about the kids down the block? Are our duties always fulfilled? At work? At church? In civic affairs? Do we love wisely… or are we sometimes enablers? Do we agree with sin that hurts our friends and call it love? Or can we speak the truth in love? If we don’t speak the truth, is that love? If we love only our family, or are generous with our family or only those who can pay us back — is that love? Or is that self-love? If we “give back” is that sacrificial love like Jesus? Or only self-promotion? In our supposed philanthrophy, so we really help?

Jesus is our example of self giving love. Did he always make people happy? Obviously not! Lots of religious people and rulers had “Jesus Derangement Syndrome.” Okay, so some of you now are jumping up and down. Yes, he ate with sinners. Did he tell them it was just fine to keep on sinning? No, surely not. Did people know and see how much he loved them? Did everyone get healed? All who asked, but lots of folks in Nazareth didn’t get healed because… of unbelief. I guess they didn’t ask. But some did, and they got healed. Do people today know and see how much he is trying to give them? No.

We have a lot to learn about love. We have some to learn about how to receive the large load of love that God would give. We surely have a lot to learn about how to love more perfectly. To be perfect is to be loving… See Matthew 5:48.

During this time of preparation, let’s do some soul searching. Let’s even talk with our children about how to be more loving. How does that look in the family? in the workplace? At church? In civic life? Then see if there are some activities you might do with your children. Then reflect with them. For instance, is that political rally you are going to … motivated by love? Try it out. Then reflect efterwards. IS that church group singing at the old folks home motivated by love? How could we make it more so? How about their relationships with their friends. Have they offered love? Are they loving wisely? Because it wouldn’t be good for your child, on pretense of love, to go and do something bad with their friend, right? That wouldn’t be love. Truth and love go together.

How to Be a Good Mother

Introduction of how to be a good mother, why we are in such a big problem, how to move forward, how to truly/really change the world, but only if you have enough courage to gather evidence, compare it with an open mind, and admit your conclusions. The answer is rooted in love, but real love is altruistic and wise. Real love will prepare children to be successful adults. So the way to be a good mother is to love your children enough to prepare them to be successful adults. Yes, but that is difficult. Where does one start? What is the most important thing to do, from which the rest flows? Next time, that answer.

Because a listener might want all of this together, instead of isolated bits, scattered in the podcast with other topics, it will be available all together (when completed) IF the listener will email me with his/her name and email address and request. Please feel free to add any information about who you are and what your interests are.

Please also feel free to comment below. Thanks, Sharon

Emotional connections build better brains too

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk said:
“What is the connected baby? “Babies arrive already connected to other people. That’s what a range of sciences is now telling us: that they have brains already tuned in to other people’s body rhythms and vocal tones and movements. It makes them much more communicative and sophisticated than we often realise. In fact, it turns out that their very brain pathways are shaped by the kinds of responses that they receive from other people. “So, to build the kind of society that we all want, we need to pay more attention to the way that we relate to our youngest children. I guess you could say that science is helping us to understand why it is that the way we love our children matters so much.”

Check out the vid at http://mothering.com/all-things-mothering/mothering/the-connected-baby-a-film-conversation-an-exclusive-streaming-event

and my comment there.
What are yours? How can we teach love? Our community is supposed to be about that. There is even a Biblical mandate for older women to teach younger women how to love… well I think it says husbands, but today really, why not children? What do you say about this?

How did you learn to love your baby? What would be your tips? Thanks!