“When I asked people who had survived tragedy how we can cultivate and show more compassion for people who are suffering, the answer was always the same: Don’t shrink away from the joy of your child because I’ve lost mine. Don’t take what you have for granted—celebrate it. Don’t apologize for what you have. Be…

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  This is my song O God of all the nations A song of peace for lands afar and mine. This is my home, the country where my heart is; Here are my hopes, my dreams, my holy shrine; But other hearts in other lands are beating With hopes and dreams as true and high…

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“Every single human being you pass by today is fighting to find peace and to push back fear; to get through their daily tasks without breaking down in front of the bananas or in the carpool line or at the post office… “Everyone is grieving and worried and fearful, and yet none of them wear…

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Do you remember? Memorial Day is taking the time to remember. To remember all those in uniform who have sacrificed so generously and courageously for our country. To remember the families — the partners, children, and others — who spent so much time separated from their loved ones, who waited and waited for the joyous…

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I recently received the official word that there will be no nine-week season of music, lectures, classes, workshops, worship, dance, friendships, and recreational activities at our beloved Chautauqua Institution this summer. Instead, as with so many other activities these days, there will be online programs. The news was not unexpected, but sad just the same.…

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Today’s gift to all of us is this moving poem “To The Moms Out There Who Love Someone On the Autism Spectrum,” by Kerry Magro, an autistic man who grew up with a mom who supported and challenged him as a child and adult. A lot…

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