For me, the Tao te Ching is a conversation partner. It stokes the fires of my imagination and shines light on new ways of thinking that help me explore my spirituality as part of the much larger and more specific narrative of Christianity.
Like many, I understood that we must somehow become absolutely sinless (without any human mistakes or shortcomings) or we could not make it through the time of trouble.
There is an old African proverb that says (when translated to English): "When the elephants fight, the grass suffers." This proverb makes the point that the poor get hurt when the powerful fight each other.
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