Zealot’s do not budge

child watering flowers
This $2.00 K-Mart (remember K-Mart) poster reflects the vision i had of our home long before we became parents.

The classic zealot move is the move where you refuse to budge, refusing to accept any other view than your “etched in stone” view.

Can you imagine?

Of course.

Another classic zealot characteristic is believing you have no blind spots.

We clearly see the plank in other’s eye, yet we deny the plank in our eye.

This is bad news for all us us, trying to imagine our blindspots.

We all have blindspots.

The good news, you are in charge of the things you can control. You can over-focus on uncovering the truth about your blindspots. It may take a lifetime.

You are also in charge of completely letting go of the things you cannot control.

How cool is that?

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Read or proclaim?

This photo is from the water station for the post here. Pictured is me trying unsuccessfully to capture the emotion from the exact spot where i could have been mauled or killed by a Grizzly bear, a few hours earlier. Convinced an instinctively zealot idea left me without a scratch.

Read or proclaim?


Today, the second Sunday of Advent, i’m privileged to be the first Lector at 8:45 AM Mass.

Interesting, to me anyway, to realize it’s been six months since i’ve “done a reading”.

So, in two hours there’s the choice every Lector gets when they’re scheduled, to “do the reading” or proclaim God’s Holy Word.

You can see where this is going.

There’s that zealot raising his enthusiastic head again.


For the old me who wondered why, the answer is obvious:

Everyone is different and has their own reasons. Could be respect, conformity, fear, ego, rebellion, enthusiasm and so on. No end to the reasons.

But i like the way enthusiasm fits.

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David was a narcissist

Notes from Memorial
A note describing a High School teacher who died unexpectedly two weeks ago.


David was a narcissist.

He did not go up against Goliath to die.

He must have been full of himself to think he was better at battle than Goliath.


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Please forgive anything that appears the antithesis of humility

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Disneyland’s exclusive Club 33.


Please allow humility to flourish.

An entrepreneur needs to be extremely confident and driven. An entrepreneur is borderline delusional. An entrepreneur is in charge. An entrepreneur may come across as self-absorbed.

This is ugliest part of having a crazy dream and being hellbent on seeing it through.

Please forgive anything that appears the antithesis of humility.

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