Day: July 31, 2011

The hummingbirds of public life

I find it fun to think of our members of Congress, and especially in the House of Representatives, like hummingbirds. They are, as a class, creatures focused intensely on a short season – from one election to the next. And all too many seem to have staked out “territories” in the “marketplace of ideas,” territories that they defend as if there were no tomorrow, and not enough of today to go around.

Sunday, July 31

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph …

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