The Yoda Verses: Better, loud is not

“The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouting of a ruler among fools.”   (Ecclesiastes 9:17, NRSV) When I first met B. J. Seymour,  I saw a petite, soft spoken older woman. … Read More

The Yoda Verses: Humility, you must have

The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor. (Proverbs 15:33, NRSV) When Obi-Wan Kenboi brings Luke Skywalker to the Jedi Master for training, Yoda does not want to train him.    Luke has… Read More

The Yoda Verses: Instruction, do not ignore

“Those who ignore instruction despise themselves, but those who heed admonition gain understanding.” (Proverbs 15:32, NRSV) When I was a kid my parents would not just assign me a chore to complete, but they would give me instructions… Read More


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