Everyone succumbs to finitude. I suspect I am not the only one who reaches this pluperfect state. Most ambitions are either achieved or abandoned; either way, they belong to the past. The future, instead of the ladder toward the goals of life, flattens out into a perpetual present. Money, status, all the vanities the preacher of Ecclesiastes described hold so little interest: a chasing after wind, indeed...There is perhaps only one thing to say to this infant, who is all future, overlapping briefly with me, whose life, barring the improbable, is all but past.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Under ancient Jewish law: Add Your Own Egg
Jewish Journal, How Studying Judaism Fits Into a Christian University:
The first thing any visitor to Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus is likely to see is a prominent, thin, 125-foot stucco tower inlaid with a cross. Probably not surprising for a school founded in the tradition of the Church of Christ.