Dear Folks -
We are anxious and live in an anxious time. During such times people look for something solid to stand on. Conventional wisdom says that, among other things, all we can count on is death and taxes. Conventional wisdom, however, will always mislead us. Jesus challenged conventional wisdom at the points of "family values," wealth and possessions, and social and religious recognition. All of this are said to be near and dear to us.
One of my beliefs is that we have "a moral obligation to be happy." What is happiness? Happiness comes when we work together to live in beauty, create a vital culture and strengthen our relationships. What we can count on is this: Who we are is who we are in God. Nothing more. Nothing less.