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The Sun and The Umbrella

The Sun and The Umbrella

           ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life* * *Summary for July 9, 2017* * *Dear Folks -For a good while now I have been basing the talks I offer in Ordinary Life on my study of and reflections on teachings found in The Gospel of Thomas. This is one way I seek to make a contribution to both religious and spiritual literacy. The teaching I referenced this week, though it is in The Gospel of Thomas, actually is from the Greek story-teller Aesop. It raises the issue of how religion and religious leaders can easily be a force for damage rather than good in the world. Though organized religion has done a lot of good in the world, across the centuries and even now, it has also been a source for evil.In addition to reflecting on this, I used this teaching as an opportunity to give a summary of what the “operating system” is that forms the fabric on which I seek to paint all of the talks I offer in Ordinary Li