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The words that I have spoken to you…

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing;

the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

But there are some of you who do not believe….” –Jesus

(John 6:63-64 NASB)

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Crow Sledding

Every once in a while I like to share something humorous or out-of-the-ordinary

Just for Fun (or Pun)

Here’s one for today…

It’s WAY Out-of-the-Ordinary and Funny, too! Especially for Animal Lovers…

…one for the birds!

A New Olympic Sport?

a crow… sledding… really!

I couldn’t get the video embedded so here’s the link (opens a new tab or window):
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Tribute #4 to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everybody can be great.

Because anybody can serve.

You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.

You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve….

You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.

You only need a heart full of grace.

A soul generated by love.

-MLK


brotherSilvers has a dream…

To help others have a genuine desire to serve

with a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.

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Golden Rule

An Axiom – A Code of Ethics


The Golden Rule

:: Introduction ::


The Golden Rule Series

I started publishing a series of articles on the Golden Rule in January 2012.

The series begins with: The Golden Rule: Problems and Solutions

Enjoy!

Steven Silvers

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The Golden Rule:

Treat others the way you want to be treated

Sometimes called the “silver rule” when presented as a “do not”…

If you don’t want others to mistreat you then don’t mistreat them

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Please follow for my next article in the series.

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Tribute #3 to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Intelligence plus character

that is the goal of true education.

-MLK


Intelligence has to do with mental aptitude. A smart person may be intelligent, but a smart person may not have good character.

Character has to do with moral or ethical qualities of honesty, courage, integrity or the like: It takes character to take a stand for truth using non-violent means based on the principle of love and the application of the Golden Rule. (See Tribute #1 to MLK.)

What would Martin Luther King, Jr. think of today’s public education system?

  • Are public school test scores today showing that kids are more or less intelligent (on average) than kids in the early 1960’s (when MLK was alive)?

What moral and ethical qualities were taught in the early 1960’s (when MLK was alive) that are no longer being taught today? Or are there better moral or ethical qualities being taught today that were not taught when MLK was alive?

  • What would MLK think about that, being that he was a Christian preacher who had character and took a stand for truth using non-violent means based on the Christian principle of love and the application of the Golden Rule?
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Tribute #2 to Martin Luther King, Jr.

All labor that uplift humanity has dignity and importance

and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

-MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. taught that dignity and importance is found in work, where our labor uplifts humanity.

To uplift humanity = to help others or to work at a job where the products or services benefits humanity.

MLK also taught that the manner of our labor or work should be done with painstaking excellence.

Go the extra mile even when the boss isn’t looking, rather than be unproductive except for when the boss is looking. Isn’t that what you’d want to see in an employee if you were the boss?

  • Does this sound like an application of the Golden Rule? It is!

Mothers and fathers ween their children off milk to solid foods, and help them grow to become independent, self-sufficient, responsible and productive members of society.

MLK would not be pleased today to see how the movement he is largely credited with has been hijacked by people who have managed to enslave about half of all African-Americans to the tit of Big Mama Government. That’s the opposite of what MLK taught about labor and dignity.

  • Some people genuinely need government assistance. I understand and appreciate that there is a need.
  • But some people really don’t. They just take advantage of the system. But really, it’s the government that’s been manipulated to set up a system that takes advantage of them. Think about it!

If MLK lived today I believe he would speak against the modern-day plantation (and living off the tit of Big Mama Government) that’s enslaving African-Americans and others on welfare, etc.

  • How did it happen that it can make more sense for an able-bodied person to net more money and benefits by living off of government welfare rather than work for a living?

MLK would be appalled at the current state of affairs, I am certain of that.

  • Why? Because it is contrary to biblical instruction. Followers of Jesus are instructed to work for a living and to be cared for by family or other believers if and when that becomes necessary. If that is not possible, and the government is willing to assist, then it is up to the conscience of the person whether to take benefits from a government body.
    • Frankly, if you go to a “church” that teaches that followers of Jesus should not work for a living or not care for their own family or for fellow-believers when needed, or something else that is false teaching, then you should seriously consider a more biblical alternative.
  • MLK was a Christian preacher who understood that it’s not dependency on government that endows one with dignity and importance; rather,

“All labor that uplift humanity has dignity and importance

and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

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Tribute #1 to Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. -MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. attempted to set a good example by rejecting violence and other disrespectful and unloving methods of getting his point across.

Why? MLK was a Christian preacher following and applying the teachings of Jesus Christ.

  • Jesus called upon His followers to love one another with a pure and undefiled love.
  • Love to others, Jesus taught, could be understood by this: Treat others as you would have them treat you.

MLK desired for all people to live by this biblical principle, the principle of love lived out according to the Golden Rule.

He understood that love lived forth according to the Golden Rule was the key not only to racial harmony and non-discrimination but to virtually everything.

It was this principle – based on the teachings of Jesus Christ whom he was willing to live for and die for –

  • To love by treating others as you would have them treat you.
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