Conditionally Connected

Jeff Cultural Observations, Mercy, Service

It is highly likely that our deepest relationships are with people who have something to offer to us that we value.  Our nature is reluctant to enter into commitments that are one-sided and require more from us than we receive in return.  Marriages fall apart often because one spouse feels like there are more withdrawals than deposits from the other …

An Essential Ingredient

Jeff Cultural Observations, FAITH, General, Humility

Sometimes it does not matter how right we are.  We can have 100% clarity on the objective truth, be skilled at asserting that truth, have a thousand voices saying amen to that truth and, yet, still be completely wrong.  While seeking to welcome the unenlightened masses to the Light of the Gospel we could potentially cause the reverse effect of …