I’m reading a novel that features excerpts from Rudyard Kipling’s poem The Sons Of Martha. I don’t think I’m familiar with it. The poem anyway. I feel great empathy with the sons of Martha here described. I aspire to remember I’m a son of Mary. And to remember that contra to Kipling’s contention the burden …

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A very evocative part of the musical Hamilton revolves around the desire to be in the room where decisions are made, to be in the room where those inside are viewed by those outside as decision makers. It is a powerful desire, a desire detached from the importance of the decisions themselves, a desire more …

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A prayer from Scotty Smith expressing the desire that being salt and light should not leave others feeling bitter and burnt; and that we as God’s people would not take some sort of satisfaction from bruising others as we stand on the truth of God’s Word. “ “You are the salt of the earth,” and …

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