Category Archives: The Threshold

The Threshold: Right and Wrong

I woke up this morning knowing that I’m right. Something was said, and I disagreed with every fiber of my being and I had to stop listening before the depth of the wrongness pervaded beyond where it hung in the … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Hatred

“Don’t ever let anyone pull you so low as to hate them. We must use the weapon of love. We must have the compassion and understanding for those who hate us. We must realize so many people are taught to … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Courage

Who is this guy you might ask? This is a selfie of the waiter at the Restaurant in NC where we had dinner Thanksgiving week while visiting Hannah this year. I had asked him to take a picture of our … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Charlie Hebdo and Humor

“Without humor, we are all dead.”  So read the cartoon from the International New York Times in response to the killing of Charlie Hebdo by terrorists. Humor is, all by itself, a kind of threshold.  When someone begins to tell … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Between Sleeping and Waking

I read somewhere a long time ago the suggestion that when you wake spontaneously “much too early” (at two thirty or three a.m.), you should stay up and pay attention to what comes into your consciousness because – whether it … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Home

In the early 1960s, a congregational meeting was held in my small Missionary Baptist Church near Perry, GA. A deacon told us that Negroes had tried to enter some white churches in Perry. This meeting was to decide what we … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Opposition

Opposition tends to evoke in us one of two reactions:  run away, or kill, metaphorically speaking, most of the time. When I encounter opposition, I may decide to forget what I was trying to do and walk away.  I may … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Insha’Allah

Insha’Allah  by Danusha Laméris I don’t know when it slipped into my speech that soft word meaning, “if God wills it.” Insha’Allah I will see you next summer. The baby will come in spring, insha’Allah. Insha’Allah this year we will have … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Investigation

When we are willing to investigate, with loving attention, the difficult feelings that come up in relationship to others, our happiness or unhappiness is less conditioned by how others behave. Narayan Liebenson Grady, “Questioning the Question” In our community at … Continue reading

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The Threshold: Acceptance

Most of my life (being 6’4” with long hair and a goatee, and a habit of wearing biker jackets and combat boots) I was well accustomed to being judged before people know me.  When I was leading the band I … Continue reading

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