Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

“Self-deprecation is a way to admit your faults without letting them define you. It’s also a way to stay balanced. You need to leave room for humility. We all need to acknowledge that we’re going to try our hardest, and, even so, we will sometimes come up short.”

October 20, 2017

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-laughing-at-your-mistakes-is-the-perfect-way-to-move-past-them

“[Women are] too stupid to drive…[Male] drivers might be dangerously distracted by female ones…[Mobility makes] it easier for wives to commit adultery…[Driving] damages the ovaries.”

September 29, 2017

https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21729749-next-abolish-male-guardianship-last-saudi-women-will-be-allowed-take-wheel

Reasons given by clerics to justify the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia.

“The vilest thing I had located, within myself and within the system that held me prisoner, was an indifference to the suffering of others.”

September 27, 2017

Kerman, Piper. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (p. 242). Random House Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

An interesting and important insight from this morning’s reading.  Can I benefit from this insight by being as candid and honest with myself as this author was with herself when she wrote this?

I am reminded of this teaching attributed to Elie Wiesel:

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of beauty is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, but indifference between life and death.” (Interview with U.S. media, 1986) (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/elie-wiesel-quotes-survival-spirituality-humanity-article-1.2697132)

 

An Eternal Perspective – – KEVIN J WORTHEN – -President of Brigham Young University – – Apr. 21, 2016 – – Commencement

August 20, 2017

https://speeches.byu.edu/talks/kevin-j-worthen_an-eternal-perspective/

Tonight I had the opportunity to hear President Worthen speak at a fireside.

He shared some of this material as part of this talk.

Every time I have heard President Worthen speak he has given a powerful and inspired message.

“Face to Face with Elder and Sister Renlund”

August 6, 2017

I watched this nice program today.