The most inflaming comments that were made in John 1 and 2 have to do with the conceptualisation of an antichrist.
Gnostics believe that men and women are potential Gods and Goddesses who have forgotten who they are.
St. Peter did not put himself first. He allowed fear to override his love. In that moment, Peter discovered that he was not as bold and courageous as he perhaps thought himself to be.
The apparatus and institutions through which we pray may have changed. But does that mean we do not pray at all?
The seed is a symbol for a future that is yet to be. The journey begins with valuing that seed that exists within us.
Whether we are poor or rich, intelligent or lacking thereof; the prayer calls on us to be humble and to ask, for we never know when the wheel of fortune may turn--either up or down.
The pilgrims were everywhere. They had probably planned for this journey years or perhaps months in advance. And yet, I had wandered here by happenstance.
There is rampant corruption, injustice against the widowed, the poor and the less fortunate.
After years and years of hearing that I was condemned and in need of saving, I walked out of my school and never looked back.