A girl went to a party and she ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn’t afraid because it was a small town and she lived only a few blocks away.
As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her.
She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God’s protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.
The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there and had been. I could have been HER, but SHE prayed.
Repost this as A GIRL RAPED IN (your city) if you truly believe in God…
via Francis Maria Regalado: No offense if you believe in that but re-posting that God in an alleyway thing won’t be of any help to the girl who actually DID get raped in the narrative. Shouldn’t we do something about the culture of rape instead? You have a God to thank for your good fortune, good for you. At the same time, “I’m glad that wasn’t me” is a hard afterthought to ignore. Think about that.
“Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge aiming to guide the spiritual element in the human being to the spiritual in the universe.”
- Rudolf Steiner
The word “anthroposophy” means “wisdom of the human being,” or, for us today, “awareness of one’s humanity.”
Knowledge of spirit can only be found by spiritual means. Anthroposophy offers an inner path of schooling to attain such knowledge. It takes its starting point from modern critical consciousness and our contemporary orientation toward technology and science. It is a kind of study and schooling that leads to concrete experience of the spiritual dimensions of the human being and the world.
Over time, about 10,000 institutions and initiatives have been founded that endeavor to apply anthroposophy: schools (often called Rudolf Steiner schools, Waldorf schools or independent schools), homes, workshops and schools working within curative education and social therapy, clinics, doctor’s practices, pharmaceutical companies, biodynamic farms, banks, art schools, stage groups, businesses, etc. The thing that connects these endeavors to the Goetheanum is their mutual basis in anthroposophy.
I feel like a fish trying to climb a tree. Yep. Pretty much my life right now. Let’s change that.