Reading is fundamental, and writing (γλύφειν) is sacred (ἱερός).
Practice, practice, practice.
An elderly woman of faith with a fondness for singing, usually louder than anyone in earshot can stand, is riding alone on the subway in New York City. As she sits enjoying the ride and humming to herself, she notices two men coming toward her. The men are less than half her age and their intentions are not good. The woman never stops singing — and the men keep coming.
The woman knows that the moment of truth is near, but she is unafraid. As the men are almost upon her, she leaps to her feet, opens her coat and screams, “Sick ‘em Jesus! Sick ‘em Jesus!!”
The men look at her in amazement. They look at one another — and turn and run away.
True story — related by an elder in my family.
Faith is a bottomless reserve that can sustain us in the darkest hour. Whatever your particular faith, it is well worth remembering that the moment of truth is not the moment of doom…it is the moment of truth. Speak your truth and live your truth.
This blog is my truth. Enjoy, contribute, speak and live.