Dear Folks -
I begin this week's talk in Ordinary Life by trying to clarify any misunderstandings that might arise about my "retirement." You'll have to read the text to learn more.
Then I talk about how one meaning of "there is no life in negativity" is that there is no life in dishonesty- whether we speak and spread it or hear it. Some dishonesty is intentional and some the result of ignorance - that is, to ignore things. The issue I focus on in this talk is how we miss the meaning of the teaching of Jesus because of the "shield of sanctity" that has been put around the Bible. Some examples of how this shield functions and how it got put in place are given. We see things not so much the way they are but the way we are.