Tag: Clergy

Forgiveness

Jack Kornfield is a bestselling author.  He is also, as I understand it, a Buddhist monk.  Jack has taught mindfulness techniques and meditation around the world.  Lots of people are familiar with his work.  I have long admired and at times borrowed some of his stories.  Today is one of those days. On the train from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia,…

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“With Malice Toward None”

Let me tell you the story of V Street versus 13th Street. It is my family’s story wrapped up in the story of my family’s hometown. My beloved hometown is just a stone’s throw across the Potomac. I am fond of telling people on my tours at the Library of Congress, that D.C. is not a…

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Who Is God Again?

But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” – Exodus 3:14 Who is God? It…

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Make new friends and…

Back in the sixties, I was a very lousy Girl Scout. In fact, I virtually flunked at being a Girl Scout. My uniform did not pass muster. I hated camping. I barely earned a badge. But I do remember the song – the campfire song: Make new friends and keep the old… I remember a…

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