When I got my MA in English Lit I had to read more than 100 great works. I was 22, and didn't have much of an idea about the great themes or historical context. I was overwhelmed and pretty clueless. But the following books changed my life
A natural goodness does tend to arise, when one no longer needs to defend the boundaries of self. In a seemingly paradoxical way, when the spiritual work is being done, the good heart emerges on its own.
Prior to her death on Sunday, I had the great privilege of spending time with Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank's family from the Nazis. "Of course it was not easy," she told me, "But what else could I do?"