Monthly Archives: January 2020

EVERY LITTLE DEED COUNTS. . .

Greenleaf writes: ‘What message have you for young people?’ …Rabbi Heschel replied: ‘I would say: Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity.  Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and … Continue reading

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‘RESPONSIBLE PERSONS’. . .

Responsible people build. –Robert K. Greenleaf Greenleaf writes: At the heart of every constructive action are responsible persons, those who reach out to engage with real life issues where the going may be rough, lay out alternatives (invent some if … Continue reading

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CONSIDER ‘TOLERANCE’. . .

Greenleaf writes: ‘Tolerance.’  I use this word in an older meaning – the ability to bear suffering with serenity. …Robert Frost, whose poetry has meant much to me, writes in his poem ‘New Hampshire’:  I make a virtue of my … Continue reading

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‘THAT QUIET INWARD SMILE CALLED HUMOR…’

Greenleaf writes: How can we grow to respond to the opportunities to remake the world and bring it more in accord with virtue and justice, more in accord with our own hearts, unless we can have that quiet inward smile … Continue reading

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‘FROM LISTENING COMES WISDOM’

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. –Aristotle Greenleaf writes: An old Italian proverb runs, “From listening comes wisdom, from speaking comes repentance.”  Listening, as I use it here, is not just keeping still, or even remembering what is … Continue reading

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A CENTRAL ATTITUDE. . .

Greenleaf writes: A central attitude for him who believes it his duty to remake the world and bring it more in accord with virtue and justice, with his own heart, is, ‘This is the day!’  So many able people I … Continue reading

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DON’T WRITE US OFF. . .

Responsible people build –Robert K. Greenleaf Greenleaf writes: … ‘all’ of my generation are not hopeless – just some.  Don’t write us off.  Rather make note that some crucial roles in remaking the world to bring it more in accord … Continue reading

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