As a child I picked up the idea that it was best to be hesitant to ask for things. Instead, giving was the seen as the ideal, and being able to anticipate the needs of others (without them asking) and to respond appropriately was seen as an ultimate virtue.
Take a moment to consider the situations – and the people – that you have come to accept as impossible.
Growing up in small-city 1970’s Aotearoa we didn’t think much about music that might be considered serious and high-brow.
I like that. The world as the theatre of human history, that is, the world as the place where God and people meet and live together.
When the angel left Mary, the challenges and problems of this new era of her life had just begun.
Unbridled ambition is problematic and resentment is exhausting. Love, generosity and forgiveness really is foundational,