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If you love those loving you, what reward do you have? Do not even tax collectors do the same? And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what reward do you have? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? (Q 6:32, 34)
This is the next sayin…
yesterday
Robert Perry commented on Greg Mackie's blog post The Dalai Lama's Impartial Love
"I loved this post. There is something very powerful about a living example. I think something inside everyone recognizes the truth of these principles, but the principles have a hard time finding a real foothold in our conscious convictions, in part…"
Tuesday
Robert Perry commented on Robert Perry's blog post Impartial Love
"Greg, I think it's an almost unbelievably lofty challenge to spend every day with someone and still truly feel that they are no more worthy of love than anyone else.

Ken, I get the feeling that you are really taking this on the chin. I like your Ca…"
Mar 9
Robert Perry commented on Robert Perry's blog post Impartial Love
"Greg, as I suspect you know, I completely agree with where it sounds like you're coming from. One can have impartial love for everyone, yet one cannot give equal attention to everyone. If you gave one second of full attention to each person on the p…"
Mar 6
Robert Perry commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Mi Amigo Jorge
"If it didn't get you into any trademark trouble, I'd seriously think about it."
Feb 27
Robert Perry commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Mi Amigo Jorge
"What a great story! It perfectly exemplifies the principle. And the shirt is priceless. When I first glanced at it, before reading the relevant part of the story, I just assumed it said "Star Wars." Credit to Patricia for the idea and to Jorge for t…"
Feb 24
Robert Perry commented on Robert Perry's blog post The Golden Rule: Dissolving the subject-object dichotomy
"Howard, I think it would be a disappearance of the separate self if taken to its ultimate extreme, yes. I think, though, we would be doing very well to just take a step or two in that direction."
Feb 11
Robert Perry posted a blog post
Normally, I would go on to the next saying in the Sayings Gospel Q, but I'm going to break pattern and write one more post on the Golden Rule. The reason is that it just hasn't let me go. After my two posts on the Golden Rule and Greg's post on "Gol…
Feb 9
Robert Perry commented on Greg Mackie's blog post Golden Rule Activism
"Greg, I really appreciated this very thoughtful piece. As you say, there are no easy answers, but whatever real answers there are, the Golden Rule has to be at the heart of them. I love the term "Golden Rule activism." I also thought your example fr…"
Feb 6
Robert Perry commented on Robert Perry's blog post The Golden Rule Revisited
"Ken, thank you for all you shared. Also, that was a really sweet video. I like how she faced material loss as a result of her giving, and her gain was just a sense of buoyancy within her in the face of that loss.

This whole thing has been sticking…"
Feb 6
Robert Perry posted a blog post
And the way you want people to treat you, that is how you treat them. (Q 6:30)
This, of course, is the famous Golden Rule. We all know about the Golden Rule, and have since we were small. It's part of our culture. Perhaps we've even seen lists showi…
Jan 25
Robert Perry posted a blog post
To the one who asks of you, give; and from the one who borrows, do not ask back what is yours. (Q 6:30) 

This is the next saying in what is called the Sermon in the Sayings Gospel Q. We are going through the Sermon as a discourse on what it means t…
Nov 16, 2016
Robert Perry commented on Robert Perry's blog post Reversing our assumptions about attack
"Yeah, I've always felt the "cheeky resistance" interpretation seriously undermines Jesus' message. I really regret that Marcus Borg was persuaded by it. If only Jesus had said, "Cleverly turn the tables on your enemies," I think that interpretation…"
Nov 7, 2016
Robert Perry posted a blog post
 The one who slaps you on the cheek, offer him the other as well;
and to the person wanting to take you to court and get your shirt, turn over to him the coat as well.
And the one who conscripts you for one mile, go with him a second. (Q 6:29/Matt 5…
Nov 2, 2016
Robert Perry commented on Robert Perry's blog post Love your enemies
"I'm so glad to hear that you've been practicing this. I did too for a number of days, but I'll try to get back to it now. It is very powerful. I feel like it contains everything in a nutshell."
Oct 27, 2016
Robert Perry posted a blog post
We have a slightly new format and I’ll now be writing every other week. In my last post I began a series on what is called the Sermon in Q, with an eye to what it can teach us about how to love. The Sermon in Q is the basis for both the Sermon on th…
Oct 19, 2016
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