It seems that our family, work and character define our lives. Even so, as all of this passes under the bridge, flows down the river and into the sea, we are left standing naked and truthful. Not to be only existential or nihilistic in perspective but to simply try to openly see and believe who we are and what we do, and what we believe. Flow on Big River.
Mike Tyson, the boxer who, reflecting on the collapse of his fortune and fame, told a reporter, “If you’re not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you.”
It is not what we say… it is what we do and who we are. “Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—a stranger, not your own lips.” (Proverb 27:2)
“I can’t believe what you say because I see what you do.” (James Baldwin, 1924-1987)
“For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence! You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.” Jesus