Category: As It Is Written

  • The Valiant

    The Valiant

    As It Is Written… The valiant one whose steps are guided by the Lord, who will delight in his way, May stumble, but he will never fall, for the Lord holds his hand. Psalm 37: 23-24

  • The Palm of My Hand

    The Palm of My Hand

    As It Is Written… “I have written your name on the palm of my hand.”Isaiah 49:16 The Torah tells us in the “Shema” that our actions speak louder than our words.  The “Shema” is the first part of Jesus’ answer to the lawyer who asks him, “Teacher, which commandment is the greatest?”  Much can be…

  • To Forget

    To Forget

    As it is written… “To forget is to deny the relevance of the past.” Elie Wiesel, Five Biblical Portraits, 1981 I encountered dementia face-to-face on Easter Sunday.  It was heartbreaking and disturbing and brought to mind these words we’ve used in previous posts by Nobel Peace Prize winner and Auschwitz survivor Elie Wiesel, perhaps best…

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    As it is written… “Before I can live with other folks, I’ve got to live with myself.  The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockinbird, 1960 by Harper Lee One of the few books I have read multiple times throughout my life is…

  • Be More

    Be More

    As it is written… “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” Oscar Romero I was thinking about the story of the rich young man this morning.  You know the one… A rich young man asks Jesus how to get to heaven.  Jesus tells him to follow the commandments.  “I do!” the young man…