“Human life, old and young, takes place between hope and remembrance. The young man sees all the gates to his desires open, and the old man remembers his hopes.” ~ Franz Grillparzer I heard it said as you grow older you will find you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. It can take many years to learn how to … Continue reading A Race Called Life
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. And isn’t it the darkness of a stormy life that often produces thunderbolts of consciousness that awaken us to the world around us?” ~ Carl Jung And yet some darkness seems so impenetrable — like the dark side of the moon — or the dark depths of racism memorialized in the United … Continue reading Life Outside the Cave (with Joe)
“Unfortunately there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” ~ Carl Jung What can you say? It is a sad day — when you discover people aren’t as good as you … Continue reading Finding Light In Your Shadow
The 2021 NBA champions are the Milwaukee Bucks, a talented team led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 50 points in the final game and was named MVP. Kevin Scobee, a friend of mine and talented writer, offers a beautiful thought on this remarkable young man. A short clip of 1 minute, 51 seconds was floating around Twitter the other day. (Video link below.) I didn’t … Continue reading An Answer Everyone Should Hear (by Kevin)
Marsha and I have a number of dear friends engaged in difficult situations. We each have our own way of praying for them, and shared with each other recently how seriously we take these prayers. Our conversation got me curious about the role of prayer in the lives of two individuals who changed the course of American history. Isabella Baumfree was an African American born … Continue reading Does Prayer Have Power?