What is Forgiveness?

I think the best way to take questions of forgiveness is to begin by understanding the need for forgiveness. Forgiveness presupposes that two individuals have in the past had a relationship and that this relationship has been strained or broken. This principle holds true whether we talk of a relationship between humans or a relationship... Continue Reading →

Spend the Time

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes                                                           Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments oh dear                                                                       Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes                                                           How do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets                                                                                                                                In midnights, in cups of coffee                                                                                                                  In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife                                                                                                In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes                                                      How... Continue Reading →

Loving Service

In John 13 Jesus is approaching the end of his ministry and is giving his disciples his final instructions. Jesus begins this final set of instructions with a very physical and very humbling illustration, he takes off his “good clothes” and wraps himself with a towel to perform the work often delegated to a very... Continue Reading →

From pity toward generosity

What does it mean to pity someone and who should we pity? As a rule, I hate resorting to the dictionary definition of a word, but, I do like the way the Oxford English Dictionary frames its definition: “The feeling of sorrow and compassion at the sufferings and misfortunes of others.” Sometimes suffering is easy... Continue Reading →

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