God’s child

Perhaps I am being presumptuous. I don’t have the permission of the ladies who wrote these posts, and the thought is my own. Nevertheless, I tend to think of God’s child as a companion piece to RESISTANCE? Why? Well, if we deny the humanity of another person — if we hate them just for not being in accord with what we want — then we must give up our rights as a child of God.

cookiecrumbstoliveby

The flowers of the earth do no grudge at one another,
though one be more beautiful and fuller of virtue than another;
but they stand kindly one by another, and enjoy one
another’s virtue.

Jakob Boehme


(Bocce balls in the sand / Rosemary Beach / Julie Cook / 2017)

“Who hates his neighbor has not the rights of a child.”
And not only has he no rights as a child, he has no “father”.
God is not my father in particular, or any man’s father (horrible presumption and madness!);
no, He is only father in the sense of father of all,
and consequently only my father in so far as He is the father of all.
When I hate someone or deny God is his father,
it is not he who loses, but I:
for then I have no father.

Søren Kierkegaard

This is how we know who the children…

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    1. thank you as well IB…just know that whereas you might be living in that 9th district of hell as you so lovingly refer…..your kindness and gracious does manage to keep you afloat and Dante would be proud 🙂

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