A sobbing child told the pontiff his dead father was a good man, but he wondered if a nonbeliever could be in heaven.
Some of my students shared stories from decades ago. The acts of kindness were so small, they might barely have registered
Acknowledging the dualism between body and symbol in an awareness of death motivates us to live life to its fullest and to heal the world.
Comedian Louie Anderson, the two-time Emmy award winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time. His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms, and he continues to tour the country performing to standing room only crowds worldwide.
We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.
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Yet, as the playwright contrives to drop Hungarian native Bela into and out of Russia, England and the United States at his
We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.
Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the one we often neglect: seeing, appreciating, and mobilizing the good.
It's one of the main tenets of Christianity that doing good work in this life will bring us blessings in the next life. If we suffer for God here, if we are persecuted for righteousness' sake, or if we are meek or poor or lowly in heart, these things will help us to make it to heaven. Right?
- Off to the side of the altar is a doorway leading to a small prayer room with a wall of cast off crutches, and an entrance
I am inspired daily by the love and kindness of my grandmother and the life and messages of Wayne Dyer. When you have a choice of being right or wrong, choose kind. Lead with kindness and love. Imagine what our world would be like if we all did this.
This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.