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Whom Shall I Praise?

I can’t remember who it was that I once heard say, “Talking about a thing is not the same thing as doing it.” Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Truth

Sending money to help the lepers of India seems a less distressing arrangement than living in their midst, seeing their sores and watching the progression of the disease.
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The Sound and the Fury

To be sure, there are times for righteous indignation in a wicked world. But we should also keep in mind that we were not saved by the whip with which Jesus drove the money-mongers from the temple. Continue reading

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Truth in Advertising

Over the years of remodeling, I’ve helped strip off old wallpaper more than once. It’s not my favorite job. In fact, it’s often an exercise in persistence, patience and frustration. I’ve scraped, scratched, torn and then sprayed on enough vinegar to alter the pH level of an entire limestone quarry. Continue reading

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A Prayer for Affliction

May you endure
the awful cost of love
with such determination
that all reluctance is worn away.
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