Who is a witness of truth?

“A witness to the truth is a man who in poverty witnesses to the truth—in poverty, in lowliness, in abasement, and so is unappreciated, hated, abhorred, and then derided, insulted, mocked—his daily bread perhaps he did not always have, so poor was he, but the daily bread of persecution he was richly provided with everyContinue reading “Who is a witness of truth?”

Who are Dirt people and Cloud people?

I recently read a Letter to the Editor in my local paper titled ‘Dirt people and Cloud people by Graham Stowe of Ethridge, TN. Initially, I thought this letter reminded me of two different Wendell Berry essays written at least some twenty years ago. The first being ‘Two Minds’ which speaks to the Rational mindContinue reading “Who are Dirt people and Cloud people?”

April 23- No coincidence

I wish I could share with you everything that has occurred over the past 10 years that has forever made April 23 a holy day for me. Not only has April 23 been a day of resurrection and the beginning to unknown freedom and joy, but it has been a day that I was completelyContinue reading “April 23- No coincidence”

Thomas Merton: Seeds of Contemplation

He Who Is Not with Me Is against Me A MAN who has been killed by one enemy is just as dead as one who has been killed by a whole army. If you are friends with one habit of mortal sin you live in death, even though you may seem to have all theContinue reading “Thomas Merton: Seeds of Contemplation”

Your health affects my health

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Your health affects my health Your health doesn’t just affect you, it affects your family, your friends, your neighbor, your community and your world. We are in health crisis because healthcare is 1) not about healthcare, it’s about money 2) medically trained experts focus on treating disease andContinue reading “Your health affects my health”

We did it our way- now look at the results

At some point, we are going to have to understand that we cannot outsmart the way we are naturally designed to Breathe, Listen, Ask, Look and Move. If we deprive our design of the things that we need, then our spirits, hearts, minds and bodies will make up for that deprivation somewhere, somehow and someway.Continue reading “We did it our way- now look at the results”

Earth Day

To celebrate Earth day, I give you the Third Commandment of The Ten Commandments and an excerpt from Wendell Berry’s 2005 essay, The Burden of the Gospels. “To be convinced of the sanctity of the world, and to be mindful of a human vocation to responsible membership in such a world, must always have beenContinue reading “Earth Day”