This gem below was posted in a very large online spirituality group:
Do not take anything you read here as fact.
There is a LOT of pseudo-intellectual nonsense thrown around here. Always think critically about what you are being told, especially when someone claims to have access to "Truth".
Ask questions, prod and poke as a way of revealing the intensions behind the words. Consider that if someone isn't capable of explaining themselves in plain terms without vague insinuations then they may not actually have anything of substance to contribute. Omitted information is oftentimes twice as telling as information given freely.
Not everyone has your best interests at heart, even when they claim to (*sometimes even when they genuinely think they do!). Stay aware and be careful when accepting advice :)
edit: and Merry Christmas to all :)
Meanwhile, this flopped out of me in the spring of 1994:
God's gifts are not for sale, but are freely given to angels, saints, sinners, devils and fools alike, for all are God's children.