#Thoughts&Prayers

Not long ago, #InsteadOfThoughtsAndPrayers was trending on Twitter. I’d like to offer an alternative: #InAdditionToThoughtsAndPrayers. Sure, it would max out my tweet character limit, but it would send a message. With all the suffering and tragedy in the world, thoughts and prayers are indeed not enough, so I get why many people are frustrated byContinue reading “#Thoughts&Prayers”

No, I don’t forgive you.

I’ve been wronged. Yeah, I know I’m not alone. You, too, have been wronged. Perhaps like me, you’ve struggled with forgiving people who wronged you. Every time I think I have a handle on what it means to forgive, I have trouble fully translating the philosophical into the practical. I think I finally know why. ItContinue reading “No, I don’t forgive you.”

If the only prayer you ever say is …

German philosopher Meister Eckhart said, “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.” Two words. How could that possibly be enough? I say those two words all the time. Just today, I said them when someone said Bless you after I sneezed. I said themContinue reading “If the only prayer you ever say is …”