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The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep
his commandments.
1John 2:1-5

Jesus embodied God’s will for humanity—humility, authenticity, responsibility and loving service to the Whole, and on behalf of future generations. His ways of thinking, acting, loving and resisting evil reveal our way into a God glorifying and evolutionary robust future. Jesus incarnated the deep integrity that is our salvation individually and collectively. His way of living and telling the truth continues to light our path. Jesus embodied the life, the will and the ways of Supeme Wholeness or Ultimate Integrity (God). His expansive sense of self, his radically inclusive way of loving, and his active, nonviolent way of resisting and confronting unredeemed institutions show us the way to the Kingdom.

Michael Dowd


Help me to live faithful to Jesus ‘truth.


Read one of the Gospels through. Who is the Jesus you meet there?

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The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep
his commandments.
Those who say, “I know him,” but do not keep his commandments.
are liars, and the truth is not in them.
But whoever keeps his word,
the love of God is truly perfected in him.

1 John 2:1-5

Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed,
because you know from whom you learned it,
2 Timothy 3:14

Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one’s life.
Pope Francis

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
Thomas Merton

Those who aren’t following Jesus aren’t his followers. It’s that simple. Followers follow, and those who don’t follow aren’t followers. To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where love shapes everything. To follow Jesus means to take up his dream and work for it.
Scot McKnight

The one indispensable requirement for producing godly, mature Christians is godly, mature Christians.
Kevin DeYoung

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

God does not demand that I be successful. God demands that I be faithful. When facing God, results are not important. Faithfulness is what is important.
Mother Teresa

The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
Blaise Pascal