Category: Origins

  • 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…

  • The Greatest Love

    The Greatest Love

    As It Is Written… “The greatest love is to recognize the faults and shortcomings of that which you love and go on loving just the same.” Leon Uris, Armageddon, 1963 I’ve carried my copy of Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin by Leon Uris for 53 years since I read it in the spring of my…

  • No Man Is a Failure Who Has Friends

    No Man Is a Failure Who Has Friends

    As it is written… “No man is a failure who has friends.” Clarence Oddbody Every Christmas, my wife and I watch Frank Capra’s iconic film “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  We enjoyed it as much this year as we have every other year, maybe even more the older we get.  “When did we start watching this?”…