December 2, 2021

Dayenu: A Post-Thanksgiving and Pre-Christmas Thought

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy.” Fred De Witt Van Amburgh  There is a wonderful Jewish Passover song that is sung during the Passover meal, called “Dayenu.” Dayenu translates: “It would have been […]
November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

“It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” Naomi Williams  How often do you criticize and complain? My answer: more than I’d like to admit. When you do, please understand you have lost your focus – on […]
November 11, 2021

The Proud Pharisees and Those Poor-in-Spirit Sinners

Jesus starts his Beatitudes with a startling statement:   “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,”  Allow me to rephrase so you may receive the full thrust of Jesus’ statement:  “You enter the Kingdom now, […]
November 3, 2021

The Beatitudes: The Poor in Spirit Roman Centurion

Jesus starts his Beatitudes with a startling statement: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” Allow me to rephrase so you may gain the full thrust of Jesus’ statement: “You enter the Kingdom now, […]

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