18 July 2021

On The Love Of Money

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil: which some reaching after have been led astray from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 

It is dangerous to look at a single verse in isolation and out of context. How much more dangerous, then, can it be to dwell upon a single word?  Yet I am time and again struck by the presence of a single word in this passage from 1 Timothy--"money".

04 July 2021

I Will Be Free

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

Freedom is an intoxicating word. Freedom is a powerful word. For the individual man or woman, just the notion that what he or she chooses he or she may then do--can anything else even approach this as the epitome of personal power?

Freedom is a seductive word. Who does not desire that power of choice, that power to turn choice into action? Who does not have desires, things one wishes to have, or to experience, or to do?