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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


A True Act of Compassion – 22 December 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

“The typical American diet puts us at war with animals, the environment, even our own bodies. Whatever one’s reason for becoming vegan, it is at bottom an act of compassion, and compassion can become an act of deep transformation. If you are what you eat, switching your diet remarkably changes who you are. After becoming vegan, many people find their health improving over the months and years. Perhaps this improved health sets the stage for a spiritual awakening that often follows. This awakening may take years, but ultimately you are likely to find yourself a different being than the one you were before you changed your diet. This awakening is, I believe, open to anyone.”

“It was once mainly the greatest thinkers in history who weighed the consequences of their diet. Today, almost everyone has the resources to reconsider their food choices. It is an awakening whose time has come.”
– From the book Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus

Frank’s and my becoming vegan many years ago followed after our spiritual awakening as born again believers in the Lord Jesus. For that reason, we find it difficult to believe that those who are truly changed by God’s Holy Spirit can go through life without making the connection between what they eat and compassion. Positive change is manifested in behavior. In other words, one should “walk the walk” as well as “talk the talk.”

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