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CONSIDER — POEMS. . .

I love poetry and stories.  This morning Gentle Reader I have chosen three poems that resonate with me when I think of Greenleaf’s concept of the servant and servant, first leader.  Perhaps there is a poem or two or three … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART VI. . .

This is the unresolved question: Where do I belong?  And what price do I pay for where I choose to stand? –Diana Trilling Good morning, Gentle Reader. In his essay, ‘The Ethic of Strength,’ Greenleaf continues with his questions; this … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART V. . .

Live the questions themselves. –Rilke Good morning, Gentle Reader. In his essay, ‘The Ethic of Strength,’ Greenleaf continues with his questions; this morning, Gentle Reader, I will briefly offer us another of what I call Greenleaf’s ‘Right Questions.’  Am I … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART IV. . .

To refuse to examine the assumptions we live by is immoral. –R.K. Greenleaf Good morning, Gentle Reader. In his essay, ‘The Ethic of Strength,’ Greenleaf continues with his questions; this morning, Gentle Reader, I will briefly offer us another of … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART III. . .

Honesty is the cruelest game of all, because not only can you hurt someone – and hurt them to the bone – you can feel self-righteous about it at the same time. –D. V. Ronk In his essay, ‘The Ethic … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART II. . .

When is serving potentially immoral? –Greenleaf  In his essay, ‘The Ethic of Strength,’ Greenleaf continues with his questions; this morning, Gentle Reader, I will briefly offer us two of what I call his ‘Right Questions.’    Do I see evil … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT QUESTIONS, PART I. . .

Seek first to understand. –Greenleaf In his essay, The Ethic of Strength, Greenleaf spends some time framing and then responding to a number of questions. This morning, Gentle Reader, I will begin a series of posts in which I will … Continue reading

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