Incivility will not cure incivility. Bigotry will not cure bigotry. Anger will not cure anger. Pride will not cure pride. Graciousness is the balm for incivility. Compassion is ointment for bigotry. Forgiveness is surgery to heal anger. Servanthood is the hospital for curing pride.
We read reports of those on the right causing dissention, dividing, being bigoted, etc.. In those spheres there is no disagreement, so it must be true. We read reports of those on the left causing dissention, dividing, being bigoted, etc.. In those spheres there… Continue Reading “To my friends both right and left”
The topic of euthanasia is in the news again. The discussions on the topic are quite troublesome to me. It is not really a question of should we or should we not. The issue goes far deeper. As a culture, we lost the art… Continue Reading “Euthanasia and the art of dying”
Last Thursday I wrote about my desire for my boys to live in a world of civility. The thought process started when Gavin said thank you to me after giving him a simple treat. I treasured the event. Given the grievous incident in Arizona,… Continue Reading “Civility, Civility, where art thou?”