I asked God, "Does your command to forgive, in the same fashion as I have been forgiven, extend to the perpetrators of these desperately wicked deeds, the terrorist attacks on our nation?"
(September 17, 2001)
The Visitors Bureau of San Mateo County in California ordered 50,000 new maps of the area from a map company. The delivery driver got lost and had to phone for directions. That's irony. There's more!
(July 9, 2001)
"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: ‘It might have been!'" Those famous words written by John Greenleaf Whittier, have a fascinating appeal for most of us. Somewhere in each of our lives is an "if only."
(May 14, 2001)
Have you ever secretly rooted for a clever criminal in a movie to get away with his crime? Have you ever figured out a way to steal from a company where you worked without actually doing it?
(April 24, 2001)
The idea that an unborn child could sin and therefore be punished by God repels most of us. Yet we fall into the same trap when we see a difficulty or calamity in an individual's life and immediately try to find what sin caused the problem.
(March 19, 2001)
I don't know if it was Stephen Sondheim's intention that "Gee, Officer Krupke" be a portrait of the causes of society's problems generally and juvenile delinquency specifically. I do know that the downward spiral which the Jets trace is the downward direction of all of our lives.
(February 20, 2001)
Trash is okay on TV, let's all yuck it up, make religious people the butt of jokes, or portray them as pathological maniacs, but if someone of Faith wants to help, wants to make a difference in a world that has spawned such bilge, that's not okay.
(February 3, 2001)