Category Archives: Ponder

Love your enemy – Part Deux

Is it easier to forgive someone if they’re nuts?  I suspect it is.  I think the (self-identified) Joker, who killed 12 and wounded 58 is nuts.  Insane.  Just like Brevik who killed many in Norway.  Indeed one wonders if the … Continue reading

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If they don’t come, we also welcome them.

genkakukigen, who describes himself as “an old, fat and lazy Zen Buddhist,” told this brief story about his Zen teacher: I once asked my Zen teacher why he didn’t make greater efforts to attract newcomers to the center he ran … Continue reading

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Islamic Heart Work

Like a poem.  A gift from the heart of Omid Safi.  Whose written word set fire to my own heart: In a cool mountain night, I put on a few pieces of wood on the fire, and stood there watching … Continue reading

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Whenever Two or Three…

More and more I am impressed with how Jewish was Jesus, how Jewish was the thinking of the early assembly of disciples:  Wrestling with their memories of the living Jesus and their experiences of the Risen Christ – in the … Continue reading

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Oh, that Today you would hear His Voice!

Awe and wonder strike an open heart : In England there had been nothing like Taos Mountain. The field offered an unobstructed view of the mountain. I’d never seen anything like it, an awesome massif, a clump of peaks, an … Continue reading

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Better than Hating…

… better than hating the unjust is to weep for their insensitivity, because even if they are worthy of hatred, the Word does not want the God-friendly soul to be disquieted by hatred, because knowledge does not work in a … Continue reading

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Love Your Enemy

Breivik is insane. As soon as I read he’d lifted entire passages from Ted Kazinski, I thought:  No sane person would swallow that! (Also, it was clear from the start that while he had the brilliance to meticulously plan and … Continue reading

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