Taking Up Your Cross

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” -Matthew 16:24-25 Years ago my West African...

Taking up your cross

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”   -Matthew 16:24-25 Years ago my West...

A Voice in the Morning

I heard him for the first time some four decades ago in Trinidad. He spoke his prophecy under a black sky in Guyana. By Romania, his voice had become familiar, but in Bangladesh and India, I didn’t appreciate his morning invitation…though I considered inviting him for...

Becoming Unknown

“If thou wilt learn anything profitably, desire to be unknown, and to be little esteemed by man.” What? Be unknown and little esteemed? I assumed that the goal in this age of selfies and self-promotion was to be well known and much esteemed. Not according to Thomas à...

Becoming Unknown

“If thou wilt learn anything profitably, desire to be unknown, and to be little esteemed by man.” What? Be unknown and little esteemed? I assumed that the goal in this age of selfies and self-promotion was to be well known and much esteemed. Not according...