Friday, August 22, 2008

Tao of Yeshua: Chapter 54

Almost a year has passed since my last Tao of Yeshua chapter. Here is the introduction to the series for those who do not know (or remember!) what it is about.

What is well planted cannot be uprooted.
What is firmly clasped will not slip away.
Then many generations will faithfully offer sacrifices.
Cultivate Virtue in your person and it becomes integral.
Cultivate Virtue in your family and it abides.
Cultivate Virtue in your village and it lives and grows.
Cultivate Virtue in your state and it flourishes abundantly.
Cultivate Virtue in All-under-heaven and it becomes universal.
Thus, although each person will be judged by his or her integrity,
families will be seen as families,
villages will be seen as villages,
states will be seen as states,
and All-under-heaven will be seen as All-under-heaven.
Thus I know what about All-under-heaven
through what is in myself.

Unity with the Spirit of God is true integrity.
This ensures the best for us and our communities.
In the future all the world will offer sacrifices to Adonai.
Practice unity with the Spirit now in preparation for that day.

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