As I have been doing some preliminary reading and preparation for our upcoming Bible Study on the Book of Proverbs (which you can watch on Channel 1-2, 3:00pm, beginning on Wednesday, October 28th), one verse stood out to me, particularly when rendered in contemporary language: “You will say the wrong thing if you talk too much – so be sensible and watch what you say” (Prov. 10:19).
Pondering the connections between breathing and the divine certainly helps us, in turn, to remember that breathing, that most natural and essential of impulses, is also an engagement with something beyond ourselves.
Although it was new to me, it turns out that “Check your ego at the door” is a common saying around gyms and in business as well.
Today there are still shipwrecks on Malta, occurring often as refugees risk a crossing of the Mediterranean in vessels woefully inadequate for that task.
As we enter this New Year, it almost begs us to see more clearly. I feel a sense of urgency to get things in order and set my intentions for the year and decade ahead.
Finding consensus and compromise around a contentious issue, and then moving forward in agreement and harmony is both a skill and an art.