Honesty is in conflict with our need to feel in control. This is because honesty empowers others to respond in ways we do not want them to. It also might reveal we are not enough of the thing others prefer us to be. But if we are to align with the next world and if we are to live in harmony with ourselves, we must risk honesty. The reward is worth it, the loss light and momentary in light of eternity.
In celebration of Samuel Benjamin Mahler’s graduation from high school, Friday, 14 May 2021. A blessing from his parents. Sam is the fifth and final child of Kurt and Karen Mahler, who are rich with three daughters, two sons, two sons-in-law, and a grandson. Sam is just as at home under the hood of a car as he is with a guitar. He is cool to little tikes and a comfort to the aged. We are proud of him as he contemplates a gap year after high school to invest in the nations.
In a world whose troubles dwarf our own, is joy possible—even permissible?
Freedom and joy come by the acceptance of our limitations, by realizing that in fact these actually define who I am as a unique person.
The overall arc of human history is released in Genesis 1 & 2, is redeemed from missing its mark by the Lamb, and reaches its intended destination in Revelation 21 & 22. God transforms Chaos to Comos, and we transform the Cosmos into a global garden-city: the Cathedral where God dwells with Man.
The Hebrew verbs communicate a distinct personality and tender ethos of the “LORD God” as he introduces himself to the reader.