From June 7, 2021 On Saturday I drove about twenty miles to Stuart, Florida for my covid-19 test which I needed to board the plane for Haiti tomorrow. The staff of the Treasure Coast Urgent Care Center all know me after almost a year of this monthly ritual. The reception office team, the nurses, and the doctors always ask, “How…
From June 6, 2021 A nineteenth-century Jewish rabbi suggested the way to receive God’s revelation―the Torah―was to carry his fellow’s burden with him. Another rabbi said that means that a person prepares themselves to receive or acquire Torah by developing radical empathy.
From June 5, 2021 One of the joys of living in Los Angeles was my occasional visit to the art studio of my friend John August Swanson. A few days ago, I received news of the availability of his new creation titled Fisherman-Let Down Your Nets.
From June 4, 2021 In darkness and weakness, I realize more fully that God, not me, is in control. When I’m in control, there is no need for God. It’s in the recognition of our true powerlessness and vulnerability that the seeds of faith are planted. Faith grows out of a profound loneliness and desperate longing.