Category: Spiritual Growth

The Story of a Woodcutter

Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant and he got it. The pay was really good and so was the work condition. For those reasons, the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he supposed to work. The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 trees. “Congratulations,” the boss said. “Go on that way!” Very motivated by the boss words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he could only bring 15 trees. The third day he tried...

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Idol Worship: Of What Value Is It?

The need to feel safe, valuable and loved is at the core of human experience. This singular need has focused our attention towards the external factors (money, fame, power) and not the internal factor (authentic power). Understanding this “mystery” leads me to the concept of “idolatry” or “idol worship”. We can define idolatry as the worship of an idol or a physical object – such as cult image – which the worshipper regards as a god. Idolatry can also be described as practices believed to verge on worship such as giving honour and regard to created forms. Given this...

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What You Didn’t Know about Life and Oxygen

We were taught in elementary science classes that oxygen is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that is necessary for life. We scored good grades for memorising and reproducing this information in many examinations. Sadly, this definition didn’t share the full gist with us. The beautiful part of that unshared gist is what this post will deliver to you. Oxygen is found in the air that blows around us. When it is lacking, it could be supplied, especially in critical medical conditions. But, is it really oxygen that keeps us alive? Is life preserved simply because oxygen is readily...

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