Posts from September 2015

Posts from September 2015

FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

The Old Testament book of Judges tells a sad story.  Twice we are told:  “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.”   How modern!  “Do your own thing!  Whatever turns you on!  Whatever you think is right for you –  that’s what’s right!” How sad!  It all started after the death of faithful Joshua.  The Bible says:  “After that whole generation…

FROM THE RAT RACE TO A SOLITARY PLACE

We all talk about the great “rat race” that life can become.  In his book, “Sabbath,” Wayne Muller tells the story of Harvard president Neil Rudenstein.  One morning Rudenstein overslept.  For a perfectionist like him in the midst of a major fund-raising campaign, it was cause for alarm.  After years in a system that rewarded frantic overwork, he was just worn out.   It…

“EVEN TO YOUR OLD AGE”

Will & Ariel Durant were the husband & wife team who wrote the multivolume Story Of Civilization which is found in many libraries. They once compared civilization to a river and its banks.  In the main channel are the kings and politicians and celebrities.  But the real history happens on the banks of the river where everyday people get married, have kids, work on…

THE KING WHO NEVER DISAPPOINTS

Even among us maverick Americans, there is a fascination with royalty.  Years back, we tuned in by the millions to watch Prince Charles and Lady Diana tie the knot.  History repeated itself when the world tuned in to watch the marriage of William and Kate. In the case of Charles and Diana, the tell-all books and tabloids sold like hot-cakes when the fairy tale didn’t pan…