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- By searching and listening for God's talking to us and teaching us, and opening up our Souls for God to enter!
- By developing the characteristic of seeing God and His actions in nature, friends, daily life at all levels, and especially in other Persons!
- By recognizing that all things in our lives that are good and wonderful and helpful are the actions of God and about God. We are to recognize that all good things come from God!
- By leading others to seek God's Word in their own lives, by being a good example of God in our daily thoughts and actions, and crediting Blessings and all things Good as those that are inspired by God!
- By praying together in Religious services with fellow Seekers of God and those anxious to follow God's Will!
- By acknowledging our need for God by practicing humility for our sinfulness and earthly limitations, never ceasing to seek help in order to someday be with, and a part of, God!
- By Praying, Praying, Praying!
So what does God (the Supreme Being) do with the millions of baby Persons killed in the womb each year? Before we hope the wisdom of God will answer the question for us, let us frame the issue.
If there is a Supreme Being (God) that gives us a soul, which gives us the Sacred Rite of Self-Determination, which gives us the option to choose to love God for all eternity, then we are given that soul at conception!
God's plan is for each of us Persons to choose to worship Him, serve our fellow Persons, and choose the Good in all things. That CONTRACT is as much our Personhood as our DNA.
We Persons are chosen by God from all eternity to live in the Light of God.
Who can dare to cut short and destroy a wonder-filled baby, that God has given an eternal destiny?
Dear Mother of an unborn,
If you are planning to kill your child, at least Baptize it now. Pour water over your belly and say, “I baptize you (NAME!!!) in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”
Then for the rest of your life, pray for your child and yourself, for the infinite Mercy of God to take your child into His eternal embrace and forgive you your sin!
Dear Mother of an aborted child of God,
I believe that the infinite Mercy of God might hear your prayer for the soul of your child to be baptized by You! Beg God to let you baptize (NAME!!!), “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”
It's best to make this prayer in the moment before being killed, if possible, but there is no time with God. God CAN make this baptism effective, because for God, everything is NOW! Hope, believe, and pray for (NAME) the rest of your life and for yourself.
Why did the Supreme Being (God) give us the gift of Personhood? This gift of a soul gives us the ability to choose good and evil, or basically to choose to direct our life choices to the Good:
-Ways to help others,
So that we can clearly choose to be with God for all eternity!
All Leaders everywhere have a Sacred Duty to protect all Persons' Sacred Rite of Self-Determination, and to Lead all to make every decision one that helps and leads us on the path to God!
Leaders can lead Persons to:
-Choose democracy, which protect the Sacred Rite of Self-Determination and fight all forms of tyranny such as Communism, which deny Personhood!
-Choose a religion based on a loving God and on loving our neighbor, rather than one that denies the Personhood of anyone who does not follow their definition of their tribal God.
-Choose to avoid drugs, alcohol, lust, greed, anger, hatred, controlling others rather than a life of service to others,
Have Hope, Love, and Faith in God. Use every waking hour and ounce of energy to fight the good fight and protect the Sacred Rite of Self-Determination for ALL PERSONS ON EARTH!
All Leaders from heads of state to parents of families are either directly or indirectly impacted by the current overwhelming international and local crises, such as:
-The tech revolutions and the pace of change,
-Fear of WMD proliferation,
-Acts of mass murder caused by religions zealots and hate-filled people,
-Worldwide migration of peoples,
-Overwhelming population growth,
-Power-hungry and power-mad Leaders of countries,
-Collapse of good Core Value systems such as organized religion and good families,
-Disappearance of trust in political life causing a rise in “not getting things done,”
-Increase in violence at all levels of society,
-History of families, towns, countries, and individuals being rewritten by cynical teachers of bad values,
-Rise in evil drug empires based on corruption.
(Read previous blogs for what to do!)
Beloved Muslim, Jewish, and Christian Leaders,
Act now, as brothers under one God, and save the planet!
As a dramatic, symbolic act of this Brotherhood, hold a joint worship service of the one and only Supreme Being in the mosque on the Holy Mount that is sacred to all 3 religions.
DO IT NOW!!! While there's still time!!
The Armageddon looms closer with each new hate-filled war.
Remember: Muslims and Jews have a common Father—Abraham—who worshiped one God. Also, Christianity was started by Jews and shares a belief in the truths regarding one God contained in the Jewish holy writing,
You can, if you only will, drop and leave behind centuries-old beliefs and hatred. Let all Persons, no matter their religion, become loving brothers and sisters under a loving God (Supreme Being).
Does it seem to you that the dream of being a celebrity and the reality are so different?
Let's consider what happens when you become celebrated.
The first thing that happens, the reason I chose this topic: you cease to be a Person!!
You are now owned by your fans and treated as an object that must:
-Give autographs cheerfully,
-Continue to be a great artist, politician, military hero, entrepreneur, financier, or athlete to satisfy your fans' NEEDS and not YOURS!
-Is it any wonder that over time, celebrities fall into depression, drug and alcohol abuse, anger and resentment at life, the trap of ever-increasing performance expectation, and being unable to summon the energy to overcome obstacles and be positive?
For the Good, ethical Leader, being a grounded celebrity means that being celebrated is a way to serve others as a Leader. By being joyful, patient, kind, and cheerful to those Persons who ask you to handle these pressures so well, they will seek out and find the cause of your grounded life as a Person. This groundedness can only come from a goal in life that surpasses and supercedes all other goals—eternal celebration with God!
For those celebrities who define themselves as non-Persons, or ignore or reject the destiny and purpose of life—to prepare for choosing, loving, and being loved for and by the Supreme Being—they have no hope.
Being celebrated is a stormy sea of gigantic waves with a sinking boat!
If you are not now a Leader, then I call you, or beg you, to become one. Become a Good, Ethical Leader.
Would-be Leaders prepare or are prepared for Leadership because of circumstance like war, being groomed by a strong family member, boss, or friend who challenges them to prepare for “life.” Thereby Leaders can Lead us to prepare for Leadership.
I hope the following Questions will be helpful for you to intentionally “choose” to prepare for Good, Ethical, Leadership!
Do you want to be a Leader?
If NO, please consider your reasons for saying “no.” If your role models are bad ones (lazy, corrupt, angry, hateful, or abusive) then use their examples of bad Leadership to Lead you to choose Good opposite Leadership styles, values, and goals for Leading Persons with a shared vision of a hope-filled Community
If YES, then start preparing NOW. Your “yes” should cause you to examine every bit of knowledge, social experience, mistake, idea, inspiration (good or bad) and store it in your file of “Leadership learning” for future use! Pick friends who show signs of Leadership potential and drive to excel and achieve! If YES, then be POSITIVE in attitude, in seeing the good in events, Persons, and ideas. Actively fight for the positive good in all you think, do, or make a habit of!
If “yes,” then I have three words: observe, OBSERVE, OBSERVE everything!!!
If “yes,” seek the Supreme Being and His gifts, recognizing the Sacred in Persons, religion, good teaching, rituals, Leaders, and Communities. Identify evil-acting and -teaching religions!
If “yes,” then learn how to learn from your personal disasters, as well as Community and global disasters, such as wars, plagues, tornadoes, famine, etc. Learn how to pick yourself up and help those you Lead to do the same!
If “yes,” then develop a hopeful, cheerful, and humorous approach to yourself and others, especially those you will lead!
If “yes,” then PRAY!
The 15-year-old Boy wakens from terrible dreams and suddenly realizes that he is not alone. He shouts,
Boy: Who is there? I see you both!
Boy: Who are you?
Hope: I am Hope, your guardian angel from God!
Despair: And I am Despair, your guardian angel from Satan!
Boy: What do you want?
Hope and Despair: Your soul!
Hope: You have one more chance to decide not to go to your high school and kill your fellow students tomorrow. Now, I am giving you great graces to clear a path for your will to cancel your plans for tomorrow!
Despair laughs derisively.
Despair: Ha! No way! This soul is mine. His will is so locked up with hatred and anger at God, his parents, his life, his school and everything and everybody, and with lust and jealousy, your grace is drowned in a sea of despair! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Hope: There is always hope until you are dead, so now choose the light. Choose to plead for God's mercy and love, who even now is waiting for you to turn to love and turn away from despair.
Boy: Enough! I want to kill. Come into me, Despair. Kill my brain with a feeling of power—power over life and death, power to destroy lives, power to fill their families with despair, power to create fear in hundreds of students and teachers, and power over my own fear!
The next day, with bodies all around, the mass murderer Boy is riddled with bullets, and Despair rips his soul out and carries him to Hell.
In the months after, the Boy is still living and in chains. He is allowed to see the TV reports of families and students turning to Hope, Love, and Forgiveness. Boy's nights are filled with despair
and then lately—can it be? A small glimmer!
Let's call this: helping those we need face death with “the meaning of life.”
My older brother (90!) died last week after a life of wonderful service as a priest. Both his dying and his funeral rites were suffused with celebration and meaning through prayers and rituals, because he was a PERSON with a SOUL who spent his life constantly aware of:
-Why he was made a Person,
-Who made him a Person,
-And what his ultimate choice must be.
He decided to love and serve God by serving other Persons, in order for him to be joyful in this life and supremely happy with and in God forever, and he chose to accomplish this service with and through Jesus: the Way, and the Truth, and the Life!
Whether you are a Leader of a family, business, or country, you constantly deal with and handle fear of all types in those you Lead.
There is good fear (or respect) and bad fear. Some people fear a loss of their job because of complications in the market, a loss of family because of bad parenting, or a loss of country because of wars.
Dealing with fear is your job as their Leader!
Throw into our lives fomenters of fear—warlike politicians and dictators, corrupt business executives, alcoholic parents, thieves and murderers, etc. These collective fear engines can create mass fear or hysteria and a group willingness to elect dictators or take to the streets and barricades.
For current day Leaders, factor in the incredible pace of change caused by technology, including weapons of mass destruction or the potential global spread of disease, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera, and it is a wonder that Earth's Communities are surviving at all!
Back to my constant pleas:
-Global Good ethical values,
-Creation of a Global response to the spread of WMD's,
-Denouncing of Evil leaders and their countries as Evil,
-The renewal of shared concepts such as Good and Evil, justice and corruption, love and hate, friendship and enmity, and positive action and idleness, so we all talk the same language.
Good, ethical Leaders: Now is the time to ACT and LEAD! You are SO needed!
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonable happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Let's run through some choices you can make to be Good, Ethical Leaders.
Choose to lead: if you're younger, lead your classmates, siblings, even your teachers, or if you're in your twenties, lead your fellow workers, your organization, your family, etc.! These are examples of how you can seek ways in which to practice leadership.
To what end? Leave the world a better place because of your many leadership choices and roles!
How can you become a GOOD, Ethical Leader?
Choose Good values and have Good, Ethical habits.
For example, you can choose:
-To worship a Good Supreme Being (God).
-To make family the center of what you value.
-To treat the opposite sex as Persons and not as objects.
-Pick GOOD friends and leisure time activities.
-Choose to use alcohol and rich foods sparingly, not to excess.
-Choose to learn and keep learning all the days of your life.
-Love and care for and give Good guidance to your followers.
-Read great literature!
-Set up rules about your use of computers, iPhone, online games, social media, etc.
-Pray every day.
-Trust in God and your Good Guardian Angel.
Now, how are you doing as a Good, Ethical Leader?