Day: February 12, 2021

Fragments on Fragments #34: Being Human in a Pandemic

President Obama often used a phrase of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice”. But it appears that King was paraphrasing a portion of a sermon delivered in 1853 by the abolitionist minister Theodore Parker. Parker said: “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe. The arc is a long one. My eye reaches but little ways. I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by experience of sight. I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice.”

Sewanee Vice Chancellor Faces Abuse

(note: Updated mid-afternoon on 2/12 with a statement from the Chancellor, the Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving.)  The Tennessean reports that vandals have recently targeted the home of Ambassador Reuben Brigety II, who serves as Vice Chancellor of Sewanee – University of the South. During a Sunday worship service at All Saints’ Chapel, Brigety detailed the nighttime …

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Student and Servant

“Sometimes, though, studying and serving can have difficult consequences.  Although Andrews played a premier role in the beginning steps of Indian independence, there came a time that Gandhi, the teacher, had to tell Andrews that it was time for him to step aside and leave the rest of the struggle to Indians.”