Day: February 8, 2015

The Magazine: Habit, virtue and the journey to become

Jesus, I recognized, acted in ways that bent or made exceptions to the Law if adhering to the Law (or to its then prevalent interpretation) would have resulted in behaviors that disrespected or devalued persons. In other words, respect for the well-being of others was a foundational virtue for Jesus.

Speaking to the Soul: Stretching ourselves toward God

Yahweh who has been present among the people all along, and the people have obviously forgotten, both before the exile- in their worship of other gods, and during the exile- as they despaired of ever returning home and mourned the loss of the center of their worship in the destruction of the Temple. Their minds have skittered and scampered away, lured by distraction, and they have allowed themselves to become lost.