Atticus is sitting with Jem as he sleeps, watching over him after the attack by Bob Ewell: He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning. — Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird.  No wonder Jesus called God — “Father.” Although many believe humans are created in God’s image…

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In the tempestuous ocean of time and toil there is an island of stillness where a man may enter a harbor and reclaim his dignity. That island is the seventh day. — Rabbi Abraham Heschel I read recently that on the Sabbath Jesus only performed one kind of miracle — healing. I think we as a…

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The Confederacy of the Humbled… knowing beauty, influence, fame, and privilege to be borrowed rather than bestowed…. — A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles. At the beach I am really enjoying this novel, and I found the reference to the Confederacy of the Humbled to be especially touching and profound. Maybe because I too belong…

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We live in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy; and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. — C.S. Lewis. I wonder what C.S. Lewis would say about Facebook and other forms of social media? I suspect he would find a way to weave them into a ScrewTape letter. As I sit and write today’s…

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