We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Monday, January 20, 2014

If Only

In 1957 when Governor Faubus of Arkansas refused to desegregate the schools in Little Rock, if President Eisenhower with all of his enormous prestige had personally led a black child up the step to where the authorities were blocking the school entrance, it might have been one of the great moments in history.  It is heart-breaking to think of the opportunity missed.

Frederick Buechner,
Listening to Your Life , 55