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THE MIDDLE WAY
D.E. PAULK
The Middle Way

I don't think it is a coincidence the building that now houses our sanctuary sits on Midway Road. It was one of the first confirmations I had concerning the purchase of this property. Our congregation is not all black, nor all white. We are not all gay, nor all straight. We are not all old, nor all young. We are and represent a multitude of cultures and religious backgrounds. The most important thing, and the thing I am most proud of as a pastor, is that we do not allow our various labels to separate us.

 

I have come to believe that religions are not destructive in and of themselves. Religious leaders who become extreme are destructive. In every religion you will find radicals and rationalists; fundamentalists and moderates; literalists and spiritualists. Many contradictions exist in the Bible as well as other holy scriptures. What we must do is learn to interpret them from the perspective of the middle way; to find the balance in it all; to realize that truth is held in tension between opposites. Then it will be possible to allow our similarities to unify us rather than our differences to divide us.

 

Buddha taught his followers to avoid the extremes of both pleasure and self-mortification. In an effort to show that many religions contain similar truths, the following is a Buddhist teaching called The Eight-Fold Path backed up by Christian scriptures.

  1. Right Speech ~ You speak it and then it becomes a part of who you are. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matt. 12:34). Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit (Prov. 18:21).
  2. Right Action ~ He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you
    but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
    (Micah 6:8)
  3. Right Livelihood ~ How you make your living must match what you believe in your heart. Don't bend your principles just to make money.  Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God (I John 3:21).
  4. Right Effort ~ Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me (Phil. 3:12).
  5. Right Mindfulness ~ When what is in your heart and what is in your head are two different things, your heart will always win out. But how wonderful it is when they are on the same page. For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Prov. 23:7).
  6. Right Concentration ~ Maintain a mental attitude and culture of focusing on the positive. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8).
  7. Right Understanding ~ Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7).
  8. Right Thinking ~  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
Quote of the Week

"And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."
~
John 10:16
Affirmation for 2012

2012 will be a year of order and design in my life.
In 2012, the chaos in my life will surrender to order.
In 2012, the disorganization in my life is about to be overwhelmed by structure & discipline.
This year I will allow myself to be mentored into promotion & increase.
The failures of 2011 only exist in my mind to remind me of the wisdom I have gained.
In 2012, I am open, ready and willing for God's favor to follow me and lead me as I walk into my destiny.
I am healthy, wealthy and wise.
I am in balance and in order. 2012 will be the greatest year of my life.

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Until next week, remember... Truth is a Journey - Not a Destination!

 

Pro-Love,

 

D.E. Paulk
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