Only One Way

How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Matthew 5:3
Revelations 7:2-4,9-14; Psalms 24:1-4,5-6; I John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

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All Saints, B

With the recent passing of baseball great Yogi Berra, we were once again reminded of his singular way of speaking. A master of the obvious and not-so obvious, for decades, millions of us have been entertained by Berra’s offbeat remarks. Among them is this famous gem: “It aint over ’till it’s over.” There was this sage advice: “If you don’t know where you’re going you might not get there.” And of course who can forget this bit of wisdom: “If you come to a fork in the road, take it!”

Another great master of words, the late Theodor S. Geisel (best known as “Dr. Seuss”), has entertained children for generations. One of his classic poems, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” is about the difficulty, but necessity, of making decisions. It reads, in part…

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And…

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