When people are invited into a safe space to tell their own stories, a mystery unfolds that kindles an authentic connection. It feels as if one of Jesus' parables is getting re-enacted before our very eyes.
Iyanla Vanzant once stood in the bedroom of her then recently deceased daughter with a pink, pearl-handled pistol in one hand and prescription pills in the other; mulling over the decision of the "best" way to finally end the pain.
Faith plays a central role in American elections. Another term I often use and hear being used is "authenticity." It's not about being of a certain religious belief, but it is about not hiding that belief under a bushel.
As the son of a Holocaust survivor, I instinctively felt there should be no statute of limitations for perpetrators of genocide. But when I recently received a telephone call from a German lawyer, the issue became much more personal.