Hidden Sadness
Feb28

Hidden Sadness

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Recently, one of our brothers wrote and shared with me his observation of our brief conversation after Sunday service: “It seems as though you carry something sad within you, yet your compassion and wisdom seem limitless!” – It gave me pause. I walked away from...

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On Joy and Sorrow
Dec21

On Joy and Sorrow

On Joy and Sorrow – Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very...

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