My morning cup for 01/20/14; MLK Day edition…

Dr. Martin Luther King at a press conference.

Dr. Martin Luther King at a press conference. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If You Believe That You’re Just a Mere Human… Think Again!

English: American roboticist and television pr...

FinerMinds shares this:

Jeff Lieberman, an MIT-trained artist, scientist and engineer, discusses the possibility of completely eliminating certain sources of suffering from humanity. Sounds impossible, right?

In this thought-provoking video, Jeff explores some fascinating topics which stir up some profound questions and realizations. From exploring our consciousness, to demonstrating our ability to create alternate realities, to reminding us that we are all one. He pinpoints a key element that if we accept and trust, would make suffering no longer be part of our existence.

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How Faith and Forgiveness Can Come in the Wake of Trayvon Martin

Rabbi Evan MofficI am the latest Rabbi Evan Moffic fanboy — he actually stopped to comment on a post I did [did I mention lately I <3 the internet?] curating his work this morning…

As I explore the body of his work online, I came across this post on a topic of current interest and I share his reasoned perspective here:

As President Obama said, the jury has spoken. The case has concluded. One side won, and another side lost. Yet, no one is happy. A 17-year-old boy is dead. Grieving parents will never be the same. What now?
Some want to continue the conflict. Facebook and Twitter are filled with words of vitriol and vengeance. Others, like Trayvon Martin‘s parents, have conveyed their sadness and hope. They have turned to faith not in the name of anger. They have turned to God in the name of healing. This morning Trayvon Martin’s mom tweeted, “Lord during my darkest hour I lean on you. You are all that I have. At the end of the day, God is still in control. Thank you all for your prayers and support.”

Amen. There is a time for conflict. There is a time for healing. Now is the time for healing. What insights and support can our faith give us? Continue reading