1-Minute Meditation

“If we maintain the open-mindedness of children,
we challenge fixed ideas and established structures, including our own.
We listen to people in other denominations and religions.
We don’t find demons in those with whom we disagree.
We don’t cozy up to people who mouth our jargon.
If we are open, we rarely resort to either-or: either creation or evolution,
liberty or law, sacred or secular, Beethoven or Madonna.
We focus on both-and, fully aware that
God’s truth cannot be imprisoned in a small definition. ”
~Brennan Manning~

Brennan Manning is an author, friar, priest, contemplative and speaker.
Born and raised in Depression-era New York City, Manning finished high school,
enlisted in the US Marine Corps, and fought in the Korean War.

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  6. I do try to work against the tendency to think I have to market on knowledge of what is right. I am not always successful and pay the price for the closed mind I display at times. It is always good to try to understand where someone else is coming from even it you think you do not agree. I have learned that sometimes I do not agree with what I believed 5 years ago, 1 year ago and sometimes yesterday. 🙂

    • It’s difficult to relate to someone going through something that I have never felt for myself.
      I definitely don’t agree with what I agreed with 10 years ago. It’s a constant effort for me to seek out those with different views and not judge them for believing differently that I. It’s about progress, not perfection 🙂

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