Psalm 23 — a paraphrase

The Lord is ineffable, I shall never presume to comprehend Her at all. He shows me Unfathomable Shining Mysteries. In every moment for all time She sings Her Great Ever-Fecund Silence — and all that Is springs anew, transformed and renewed again and again, eternally. I have no soul apart from Him. She leads me, […]

Getting what we ask for

Once there was a father who promised his beloved daughter a pony for Christmas. The daughter was very excited and couldn’t wait! Finally, at long last, Christmas Day arrived. The father took his daughter by the hand and with his heart bursting with anticipation he presented her a purebred Welsh pony with a hand-made leather […]

Human beings vs. ‘Systems’

Once upon a time there was a seamstress who made beautiful outfits. One day a customer walked into her shop and fell in love with a particular pant-suit. “I love this!” the customer exclaimed, “but it doesn’t quite fit right.” “That’s not a problem,” said the seamstress. “Let’s see what we can do!” “The pant […]

Maybe yes, maybe no

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Maybe yes, maybe no,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three […]