Rehumanize Yourself by William Klein

The Police wrote a song titled “Rehumanize Yourself.” It was a song written about “people becoming disconnected from their humanity when placed in certain circumstances.” The song was inspired by a real incident. Lead singer and songwriter Sting heard about some skinheads kicking a man to death outside his house. “Policeman put on his uniform/Had … Continue reading Rehumanize Yourself by William Klein

A Daily Reminder For The New Year by William Klein

“You are what you desire”. This is a great insight.  It is a popular thought in Eastern thinking, particularly in Buddhist thought.  This desire creates suffering and if it is not satisfied, the desire is even greater, which more often than not leads to greater discontent. I’m reminded of the old adage, “Chase the world … Continue reading A Daily Reminder For The New Year by William Klein

The Gift Of A Kind Intention by William Klein

My foray into service learning has reaped tremendous rewards. I’ve been exposed to the power of intention behind words. St. Francis said, “Teach the gospels and if necessary use words”. Francis knew the power of action to speak louder than words. My sense is that the intention behind the action makes all the difference. I’ve … Continue reading The Gift Of A Kind Intention by William Klein

“Iconic Moments Revisited” by William Klein

I was listening to a Q and A with the great theologian and historian Dominic Crossan.  A person questioned whether there were texts of Jesus’ birth that didn’t exist.  Crossan noted, “nobody was watching…  except maybe for a few animals” he added with tongue firmly planted in cheek. I’ve heard this said of another academic … Continue reading “Iconic Moments Revisited” by William Klein