S2Ep22 It’s Hard To Be A Good Person

February 19, 2024

Good morning from Milano. I’m sitting here noodling something I heard recently. I was listening to David Whyte’s ‘Three Sundays’ series. He does three Sundays in March, three Sundays in January, which are three one-hour lectures usually around one theme. I love them because it’s kind of like going to church. It brings me back to my heart space He makes me think. I love listening to the questions that he addresses at the end. I love his use of languag0,e and I love hearing him recite He usually recites one or two during each lecture. He gives context – where he was in his life when he wrote them – and he gives you the meaning behind them. It’s a window into poetry from a living poet. Anyway, onto the story. I was giving you some context.

What I’m thinking about this morning is something he shared in this lecture. He was telling a story about his friend who was actually in the room with him and who apparently kind of out of nowhere started going to church. He became very active in the church and David was extremely surprised by this. Now this is an old friend of his, so one can assume there is a certain level of intimacy between them. He said to his friend, Hey, what’s the deal? Why are you going to church? And his friend replied, you know, David. Being a good person is hard.

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