Practical, Therapeutic, Theological Thought

by Penrod

Text: Bodily exercise profiteth little. — Paul of Tarsus

Motto: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. — Sigmund Freud

They won't give me much room in this issue, so consider a few quick points:

Responsibility is the ability to respond. The more ability, the more options. Thus responsibility is the servant of freedom not a synonym for obligation.

Commitment is the act of letting go of the many obligations, which gives a person the freedom to do one thing.

Authority is the power to author.

The pilgrim draws on these three resources daily and could not continue along the way without them. They are three of the stones that David took when he went to face Goliath. With these three stones, pilgrims slay giants daily. Strength to your slingshot arm!

Penrod says that, in thinking about him, one should think first of Booth Tarkington's Penrod, the boy writer, and then of the mighty pen of Martin Luther with its power like unto the rod of Aaron.

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