Recently, I heard another teacher say that dogs never forget their mission on this planet, while we humans do. The implication was that we are all put on this Earth to love, and yet we consistently forget and lose sight of our assignment.
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Being creative or spontaneously helpful to others tends to come when I have put myself in a good place by spending time with God and enjoying God's grandeur all around me in a deliberate way.
You might be surprised to hear of agnosticism or atheism as a path to God. But, in my experience, believers have often found themselves on this path.
"What religion are you?" my 13 year-old son Seamus asked me last night. His mother and I have been divorced since he was six months old. He's grown up a strict Catholic. I was born a Quaker.
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