Magazine article Tikkun

In Celebration of the Mustard Seeds

Magazine article Tikkun

In Celebration of the Mustard Seeds

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MY ONE PIECE OF WISDOM THAT REGULARLY lifts me out of depression is: "Thank God for the little breakthroughs."

I get in despair over the domination of huge and growing concentrations of money in the hands of a few, many of whom are using their economic power to squash the unions and dominate the media, the politicians, the trade policies, the military spending, the selection of Supreme Court nominees, and even the churches and synagogues. And I get depressed over how little I can produce that offers the right help.

Melanie Klein says the more resentment grows, the less room is left for gratitude, and the more gratitude grows, the less impetus toward resentment. I believe it. I believe it! I've experienced it.

One day at the summer conference of the Baptist Peace Fellowship, Joyce Hollyday's Bible study hit me in the heartdisclosing my wrongness. I spent the afternoon meditating, wrote down a change-decision, and prayed that my heart would be turned from resentment. …

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