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Living Water

Au Sable RiverToday’s Americans prefer endless and fruitless political combat to the restoring waters of reconciliation.  The choice is in favor of self-destructive behavior rather than life.

A woman of Samaria came to the village well to  draw water.   Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”

 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.

In today’s America, Republicans and Democrats disdain to drink from the same well.   How far have we devolved in 2,000 years?

May we choose in future to drink the living water of tolerance.

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Anger Deferred

The discretion of a person defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a provocation.–Proverbs 19

I guess there’s a reason that people have been turning to Proverbs in search of wisdom for 3,000 years.     Of course, it’s one thing to read this–even believe it–and a much more difficult task to live it.  Difficult, but profoundly rewarding.

newburgh lake, michigan

Photo Challenge: Silver Springs of Optimism

Reminiscence of an early summer day at Iargo Springs, a season when hope seems eternal.  The silver waters  flow into the Au Sable River in northern Michigan, and then into the Great Lakes, eventually joining the waters of the Atlantic.

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from where the rivers come, there they return again.
Book of Ecclesiastes  1:7

 

Photo Challenge:  Optimistic

Iargo Springs, Michigan

Iargo Springs, Michigan