November 13-B, 2022

The Takeoff 04/14/2013 Oil Paint Rendered — The Bog Garden, Greensboro, North Carolina
Laughter has to be a part of life.
No one can be alive without laughing.
There is no humor in the Bible. 
Zen saves Buddhism.
Taoism was there 
before Zen was.
Makes Taoism the go-to perspective
for life.
Chung Tzu leads the way!
Leih Tzu is next in line.
Wen Tzu softens Lao Tzu
and puts seriousness in its place.

To take things seriously
is to miss the point.
Singing, dancing and laughing
bring us back to it.

The people whose default 
operating mode is anger
are beyond help,
and need to be given 
a wide berth.

Who needs hope
when they have The Way?

The Way proceeds
"Without hope,
without witness,
without reward,"
(Steven Moffat),
even so!"

And does what is good
whether it does any good 
or not.



Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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