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The Gift of the Wound

  Once again, a magical dream shows me a universal truth… …a mythological truth. In the dream… …I see a full-grown sheep among some lambs in a field. The sheep moves away from the lambs, then gets wounded in the … Continue reading

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Donkey Tails

  This Aesop’s fable stopped me dead still… …because its moral seems to speak directly to our times. As the story begins… A weary traveler hires a driver with a donkey to take him to the next town. They begin … Continue reading

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Sweet Embraceable Beliefs

  As we recognize the birth centennial of a beloved American president… …certain words, certain beliefs of this citizen still ring in my ears… …ring painfully.  Such as this statement: “Trees pollute.” These two words still ring, but not because … Continue reading

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Ringing True

    If the words below still ring true today—just as clearly as they did fifty years ago… …perhaps we need some version of them in our new mythology: “My fellow, Americans…ask not what your country can do for you, … Continue reading

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What Use, These Words?

  All these words of peace—words in the songs we love, words in the religious texts we cherish, words from leaders we respect… …yet what has come from all these words?  Not much peace—or so it often seems. However… …sometimes … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror

  The recent bombings in Korea brought to mind this image… …from a TV travelogue on South Korea: In a concrete room on the border of North and South Korea, two soldiers stand, facing each other, just a few feet … Continue reading

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Inevitable Reunion

  “Religion inevitably splits.”                                 —  Huston Smith I would add to that statement: “…and splits and splits and splits and splits some more.” Yes, our major religions continue to split, as differences in belief continue to arise. To me, … Continue reading

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