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taken from: Perverse Criticism

“The Question of Good and Bad.” It’s the issue of the day! We’re living in a world that is poisoned with peoples’ subjective good and bad. And everyone is going around making judgments. That’s what we got used to, even though it drives us crazy. We’re continually looking over our shoulder for someone’s criticism or compliment!
With our usual thinking we can twist and turn in sixteen different ways, and still end off in a corner. What is needed is to open to Grace. And our ’good’ and ’bad’ are two steel doors blocking out Grace. Grace can’t get through our good and bad!

Related Subjects: Good and bad, Grace
taken from: Perverse Criticism

our ’good’ and ’bad’ are very subjective notions. And it’s not our ’bad’ that’s really the problem - it’s our ’good’! Because the moment you have a ’good’ - if something happens that isn’t ’like it’ then it’s ’bad’. Before you can have a sense of bad, you have to have a very fixed sense of good. Before you can know what ’should not be’, you’re quite convinced, whether you realize it or not, that you know what ’should be’. And maybe you’re even right as to what ’should be’ - but the big thing that you’ve neglected is the question of what ’could be’. What ’should be’ and what ’could be’ are not the same thing! Work has very much to do with knowing the possible from the impossible, under varying circumstances.
For the best understanding of ’good’ - the word ’useful’ should be employed. Good has to be connected to something - it has to have a context. The word ’good’ is too loose, too vague, too subjective. ’Useful’ can have a clear meaning - within a context!

Related Subjects: Good and bad