Liked the article...loved the message.This is something I need to work on.
Even before the scandalous affairs, I was no Clinton fan, but I, too, heard him
speak this past week and was astonished at his personal insights as well as his
standard political acumen. I see a change in him many may chock up to wisdom,
but his change was also my change, so I wondered if he had also read Eckhart
Tolle's A New Earth. It taught me things I've always known and
believed. (Yeah, yeah, the reincarnation part I didn't agree with; I still
learned a lot.) That book opened my eyes so much more to my understanding of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and my own place in the universe. I
think the former President may have had such an awakening.Thank you,
Brother Johnston, for bringing this to our attention. I really think that book
should be required reading for every Latter-day Saint...especially those
doggoned Texters!Btw, our Bishop told us in Sacrament Meeting he
understood the need to keep our families close, and sometimes texting-even in
meetings-was necessary. I love forward-thinkers. A nice reminder for the
judgemental in us all.
What in insightful column. Thanks, Jerry, for reminding us of "now".
mightymite, People can be forgiven...as I recall, we are charged with forgiving
and told that only the Lord can forgive whom He will forgive. And that whether
others are thus forgiven by Him or not is none of our biz....Back to
Janet's comment, she is right to mention Clinton's positive
attributes, and what he has done in the past, while it may be a fact, is not up
to anyone to judge. And we can, indeed, get immersed in yesterday or tomorrow,
and forget about the only time we really can control--today--which is the whole
point of this piece, nothing more.
Re- Janet - how old are you. Were an adult with the whole Monica scandal. People
can be forgiven but don't foget, he has hard a checkered past I would would
certainly put in in far of the more sinner category then a saint.
"...even Clinton"? Clinton has been no saint, but he's hardly
sinner-in-chief. He's a brilliant, insightful person. Must we be so
condescending? Otherwise, this was a good article.