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for everyday life

C4L Boosters are here to help you in the spiritual lift-off stage and to bring vital boosters to keep you in the best orbit on your journey.  Unafraid to tackle any topic, C4L Boosters  are designed for you to connect securely with The Infinite, for this is your call to pursue.

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Slavery seems to belong to a past era of slave ships, shackles and castle dungeons but sadly this is a delusion.  William Wilberforce, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln are names of those passionate to abolish slavery who accomplished amazing things.  And yet:

‘Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It is a scourge for humanity’ - Jeff Fortenberry

‘You can't regulate child labour. You can't regulate slavery. Some things are just wrong’ - Michael Moore

Describing slavery as ‘a dreadful thing’ in the Nineteenth Century, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and became an icon of courage and freedom:  ‘I think slavery is the next thing to hell. If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell if he could’.

From the beginning, Christians have been persecuted for having faith in Jesus Christ.  Today, Open Doors estimated that over 215 million are facing high levels of persecution.  Jesus himself tells us, ‘If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also’ – John 15:20.  So the oppression against Christians is no surprise to Jesus but every slight, injustice and cruelty against you matters to him: ‘Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven’ – Matthew 5:11-12.

Sadly, persecution is everywhere and is here to stay until the Lord Jesus returns – it may be subtle or flagrant but it is very real.

‘Christians are being persecuted, not just in the Middle East but here in this country’ – Wendy Long (American Attorney).

Who do you think said this -  ‘When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves’?  They were some inspired words from Buddha.

What does JOY mean to you?  Is it to do with purity and the beauty of a summer’s day with no cloud in the sky?

‘Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift’’– words of another wise man … Albert Einstein.  How are you doing with ‘nature’s most beautiful gift’?!  Does joy mean something more to you?  No clouds in the sky sounds a good start - if matched by a clear mind, purity and no shadows then the day is full of promise.

Can it be a choice?  Is Plato right to say, ‘Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety’? 

If it’s that simple, why do so many suffer with it?

•In 2018, singer Selena Gomez spoke to Harper's Bazaar about her mental health: ‘I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome,’ she said.
•‘I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life; I still suffer with it every single day’ – Lady Gaga.

Can you be anything or anyone you want to be?  Do you know what and who that is?  What is it that defines you – gender, ethnicity, nationality, family, abilities, wealth, achievements, history, sexuality, politics, religion?  How do you want people to think of you?

‘When you have a lot of people telling you what you are and perceiving you in a certain way, it's difficult to find your own identity’ - Sia (Kate Isobelle Furler)

Grace has a beauty that is found in the most surprising places – especially in weakness and fragility.

If you are between a rock and a hard place, it’s there that the beauty of grace can flourish: ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ (2 Corinthian 12:9)

‘If I can centre down and strengthen the core of who I am, and the core of who I am is my relationship with God, then that helps me maintain peace deep down. If I can maintain a healthy spiritual core, I think that's enormous for helping the stress.' - Anne Graham Lotz

TAGS – God, Prayer, Spirituality

Like life, tides comes and go.  Unlike our lives, the time of tides can be predicted.  Looking at this sea, does your life seem mainly ahead of you or behind you? 

It is surprising to read that some are intolerant towards those who are ‘agnostic’ – why should it offend to be undecided? Yet here’s three commentators with that view:

‘I may have had a prejudice against agnosticism as a body of thought: sort of a fence-sitting theory, where you can't make up your mind one way or another’S. T. Joshi

The best teacher can take a complex thing and make it simple – the worst will take the simple and make it complex.  So here’s what we know:

  • Evidence is the basis of science and our body of knowledge – a fully intelligent conclusion is therefore no potter no pot, no artist no painting, no designer no design