The Way of Paradox

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life

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Summary for July 2, 2017

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Dear Folks -

There have been numerous books written with the title “The Hard Sayings of Jesus.” I think this is funny. In my reading of the teachings of Jesus they are all “hard sayings.” Especially the one that provided the foundation for the talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week.

I start with pointing out how Jesus constantly and consistently overthrew in one way or another the “conventional wisdom” of his time. At no point are his teachings harder to hear and embrace than those he gave about “the family.” He advised us not to get hooked by “family values” and allow ourselves to get distracted from or close down in the process of loving and being love. How are we to do this? By living not just on the horizontal plane but also by living on the vertical axis. We are to walk both paths at the same time. That’s why I gave the talk this title -

"The Way of Paradox"

You can read the text from which I spoke, view the presentation slides and listen to the audio version of the talk using the links below. The audio version is somewhat different from the print version.

If you are reading this, I want you to know how grateful I am for and to you.

Be well and much love,

Bill Kerley

To download or read the text of the talk, click here.

To view the presentation slides, click here.

To listen to the audio of the talk, use the link below.