You can’t prove love.
Discussion points: Solomon, David, tradition, two prostitutes, what would love do?, love and vulnerability, Old Testament, truth transcendent of time, adoption, war brings war not peace, love heals
You can’t but you need to try.
Discussion points: David, Uriah, Beersheba, Sarah, Abraham, January, New Year, when you have a problem, everybody can have guilt, seeing something in a different light, decide to go on
What are you not saying that someone needs to hear?
Discussion Points: Beersheba, Solomon, David, “my peace I give to you,” Jesus knew how to use words, Earl Warren, separate but equal, not always sure what we are seeing without words
Islam, Judaism, Christianity & Buddhism, which is better?
Discussion points: Ahab, Elijah, Baal, Jehovah, 875 B.C., altars, First Kings 18:21, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, faith brings comfort individually & is a divisive force on a world scale, “with all of our enlightenment we are stuck with a small idea,” prove God is God
Don’t let something insignificant keep you from doing something important.
Discussion Points: Naaman, Elisha, Second Kings 5:1, leprosy, too big to do something that is small, “not one side to anything,” “destructive by being right,” Syria, “when something is close enough to your eye, that is all you can see”
The majority can be wrong. Popular opinion can lie.
Discussion points: Micaiah, Ahab, Jehoshaphat, First Kings 22:8, blessing, people in unison and prophets in unison, “dare to tell the truth as you understand,” too good to be true, “wrongly convicted,” DNA, healing services
You are never totally innocent.
Discussion points: King Saul, Samuel, Philistines, you can’t prove you are good, you can’t save yourself, contributing to a problem
We are all related, there is only one humanity.
Discussion points: Ruth, Ophra, Naomi, David, Jesse, Joseph, Jesus, Mary, Boaz, Book of Ruth, Lineage, Hemingway
It is embarrassing to us.
Discussion points: First Kings, Goliath, Saul, David, Book of Kings
No one has that power over anyone else.
Discussion points: Jesus, Samuel, redemptive, suicide, do not allow society to give you your self image, under the guise of being religious, righteous
The holy spirit is within you.
Discussion points: fanatical religion, communism, Samuel, Hannah, fairness, ethics