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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Superficial vs Real Love

I needed a good laugh today and I wasn’t disappointed.

Here is an excerpt from an article on World News network’s website.

Her devotees include film stars, US senators and world leaders who come from far and wide to be hugged by the smiling Indian lady known simply as Amma. Yesterday, the spiritual leader who has spent three decades embracing her followers, swapped A-listers for the ordinary British public at the less than glittering venue of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Many of the strangers who fell into the welcoming arms of the high priestess of hugs, whose mission is to offer her "unconditional love" to the world, were moved to tears or laughter during her three-day mission.

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, or “Mother” or “Amma” as she is better known, has supposedly hugged some 25 million people in her lifetime and that has made her a “spiritual leader” in the world, admired by world leaders, US senators and movie stars alike. Her mission: to offer her “unconditional love” to the world.

Anybody have a calculator? This woman, according to this report, has been hugging people for 3 decades. We’re supposed to believe she has hugged 25 million people.
So let’s say she’s been hugging people around the world for a full 30 years. Multiply that by 365 days and you get 10,950 days of hugging. Now divide that into 25 million. What did your calculation get? Mine got 2283. That means she hugs an average of 2,283 people a day.

Right. And my blog gets 2,283 visitors a day. LOL

Now for the serious side. People are moved by her unconditional love? For a serious look at love, I invite them to take a look at the cross of Calvary. That, my friend, is unconditional love.

Romans 5:8: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”


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At 5:05 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

Hugging makes her a spiritual leader, huh?

And I suppose that all the Star Trek I've watched makes me an astronaut...


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