Tag Archives: blessedness

The strength of gentleness

The meek may inherit the earth, Garrison Keillor noted, “but so far all we’ve gotten is Minnesota and North Dakota.” In New York City, someone else observed, “the meek don’t inherit the earth. The big mouth does” – the big mouth and the deep pockets. That’s the way the world works. Since 1980, as overall […]

The pursuit of happiness

“When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.” —John Lennon Today is Candlemas, a significant feast that has grown largely out of favor with Protestants these […]