Dear Folks -
So this is a test.
The best spiritual teachers, in my opinion, do not tell people how to live or what to do. Rather, they give people choices about what will giving meaning in life. They don't so much give solutions as "reasons to hope."
This week in Ordinary Life I try to expound on a parable of Jesus that does precisely this. At first the parable seems harmless. On closer inspection, however, it is explosive. It confronts us with choosing whether we want to live into a future of violence or peace.
This is a summary of the talk I gave in Ordinary Life this week. The full text, audio and presentation slides follow.