Dear Folks -
What is going to heal the divisiveness in our country? In our world? In
us? The two guys running for president don't seem to know - either one of
them. I see our divided selves as a spiritual problem and, in short, think
that our troubles have come as a result of various people and groups
slamming shut their "God boxes." A "God box" - and everybody has one - is
what we keep our basic beliefs and values in that guide our behavior.
Keeping the lid open and being open to change both the shape of the box and
its content is how we learn to live together.
For the next four Sundays my beautiful bride and I will be traveling in
Italy, Greece and Turkey. I look forward to seeing you when I return.