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A Good Assumption

  I’m disappointed to learn that the verse below is not actually a fable… …because I so enjoyed fables as a boy–morality delivered with a wicked sense of humor. In fact, I appreciated Aesop’s fables much more than the parables … Continue reading

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Unambiguous Response to the Ambiguous Hero

  Thinking about our hero stories (see last post)… …brought me to consider the stories of my boyhood. Like most American boys of my era, I wanted the adventures of Daniel Boone and Tarzan. I wanted stories about unambiguous heroes … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Ordinary Citizens

  Those extraordinary “ordinary citizens” proved the power of non-violent action. But I believe we can take even more from their story… When the multi-racial, multi-generational Freedom Riders boarded buses in 1961 and rode down into the south—the Deep South—the … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the Resurrection

  They didn’t spend as much time on the resurrection. Or so it seems to me, looking back years later. As a boy, every Easter, I would hear the story of the crucifixion in my Sunday School class. Along with … Continue reading

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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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What Fears to Fear?

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”                                               — Franklin Delano Roosevelt I have often echoed this famous quote to myself.  However, I feel it is incomplete.  I believe what FDR wanted to communicate was, that though fear is … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Creation

Does our new mythology need a creation myth? But what purpose would such a myth serve?  Hasn’t science already told us how the Universe was formed? Yes and no.  Science is apt to change its story, based on new discoveries. … Continue reading

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