Sing to the Lord a New Song!
Yes, I know that the Boston Marathon bomber caused terrible death, injury, mayhem, and a huge cost for all that was done to find him… But I find in myself a concern for his well-being. I hope he recovers and … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
… 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