We are at War
Posted on October 26, 2014

This blog was written during the opening week of this year's United Nations session.

Is It Normal to be This Frightened
Posted on October 19, 2014

“Is it normal to be this frightened?” I wasn’t sure how to answer, nor even why she had posed the question to me. I was seated alone at a table in a small mid-town restaurant. While eating, I was also reading a book about the Grace of God. Sitting at the next table, she was reading The Times. Perhaps she noticed the title of my book and assumed I was a person of Faith. Maybe that’s why she posed her question to me. “Is it normal to be this frightened?”

Another Golden Rule
Posted on October 12, 2014

From the great Faiths of the world...

Love Is Our Purpose
Posted on October 5, 2014

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. They fished till darkness fell, after which they built a campfire, grilled the fish they had caught, ate their fill, and drank their coffee. Holmes played a few tunes on his violin, and then they turned in. During the middle of the night, Holmes awoke Watson and said: “Dr. Watson, look above you. What do you see?” Watson peered into the night sky and answered: “Well, Holmes, I see millions and millions of stars.” Holmes continued: “And, Watson, what does that tell you?” Watson thought for a second and then replied: “Well, astronomically it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologicallyit tells me that Saturn is aligned with Leo. Horologically I can deduce that the time is about a quarter past three. Theologically I can see that God is all powerful and that we are God’s creation. And meteorologically I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does the night sky and all the stars tell you, Holmes?” Holmes answered: “It tells me that while we were sleeping, somebody came and stole our tent!