Tag Archives: eternal life

Like treasure hidden

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field . . .” (Matthew 13:44) July 25 was a life-changing day for Jack London. On that day in 1897 he set off for the Klondike Gold Rush. Gold had been found a year earlier, but it took some time for news to reach the […]

On the road with Christ

Two key questions keep coming up in the gospel readings these first weeks of Easter: Where will the risen Christ appear, and what will the risen Christ look like? The reality of the resurrection is never in question for the evangelists, but there are lots of questions about where and how Christ appears. And they […]

Free from desire

A friend’s recent use of the Sanskrit word “apranihita” has kept me thinking for a couple of weeks now. (She translated it “aimlessness”; I’ve also seen “purposelessness,” “wishlessness,” or “free from desire.”) She described the idea as “living in the present moment without constantly searching for something that satisfies us.” It has some interesting resonance […]

God Is Jealous

The main thing in life, someone said, is to keep the main thing the main thing. Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.1 Albert Gray, a Prudential Life Insurance Company officer known nationwide as a writer and speaker, spent his life searching for the one common denominator […]

Living abundantly

The children’s backpacks have been blessed, and not a moment too soon. Already they are loaded with indispensable provisions for the daily trek to school and back, even as the children are being loaded with things we believe are indispensable for life. Modern backpacks are designed for heavy loads, and kids take full advantage, filling […]

Making a fresh start

The first job of any job is to learn. Tim Gannon knows that. The Outback Steakhouse founder claims he has yet to meet a successful business person who didn’t have a great story to tell about starting off on the ground floor. Chris Kearney, CEO of industrial products giant SPX Corporation, affirms that a successful […]

“X” marks the spot

July 25 was a life-changing day for Jack London. On that day in 1897 he set off for the Klondike Gold Rush. Gold had been found a year earlier, but it took a while for news to reach the United States. Almost as soon as it did, 100,000 men, including London – and, I assume, […]