Monday of the First Week in Lent

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. Emerson

Walter called and asked that I take his turn so he could get his wife off to San Diego. Believe me I will call on him under similar circumstances. So I scrambled to my quote books, etc. and drew an absolute blank. I am tempted to talk about the Oscars, but having been to the store to buy popcorn and already positioning my chair in front of the TV prepared to comment on dresses, hairdo’s, etc., so I can hardly wax eloquently about our materialistic society. It is too early to talk about March Madness. So, I apologize with being left with my rambling.

We are all disturbed with the conflicts around the world, and if you are like me you don’t quite understand. I believe Lincoln understood that he could not heal a nation without eliminating the injustice ( human slavery) that permeated every decision of its government. I believe Gandhi believed India could not become a nation until Hindu and Muslim could co-exist. ( Forgive me for my over-simplifications.) And speaking of over simplifications, the greatest thought is simply to love your neighbor, feed the hungry, clothe the poor, and care for the sick. This thought’s truth continues despite individual misinterpretations through out the ages, and debates on whose responsibility this simple truth falls.

This Lenten season is for the spiritual part of each one of us. Within each of us is a strength beyond any material force.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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