Lent ’07

My Lenten meditations for the year 2007

Lent 07: Day 19 – Data Integrity

The purpose of history and the work of historians is to analyze and explain the past, its meaning and implications for how we got where we are and where we are going. For example, in the United States, it is impossible to understand the rise of the Federal government in the uncontrolled behemoth we see…

Lent 07: Day 18 – Lying

Yesterday I began talking about truth and its relationship to love. To be truthful eventually involves sacrifice. There will come a moment when telling the truth will cost you something. Not to belabor the pun but that is the moment of truth. It is not until the demand is made that the test arrives. Until…

Lent 07: Day 17 – Truth

Can there be freedom without truth? Can there be hope in the land when truth is sacrificed for a lie, for expedient gain, for political advantage? When truth is reduced to mere opinion, so that everyone has their own truth, can anyone find their way to certainty or is everything reduced to a sad expediency,…

Lent 07: Day 14 – Sometimes…

Sometimes love is tired. The eleven disciples who shared the end of the Passover meal with Jesus all claimed to love him. They all said that they would die with him if necessary and of course would never deny him. They all went with Jesus to Gethsemane, but he took Peter, James, and John a…