Thomas McGreevy

What’s in the Box?

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“There’s an exercise that Patricia Ryan Madson describes in her wonderful book, Improv Wisdom. (Ms. Madson taught improvisational theater at Stanford to standing-room only classes for twenty years.) Here’s the exercise: Imagine a box with a lid. Hold the box in your hand. Now open it.  What’s inside?  It might be a frog, a silk scarf, a gold coin of Persia. But here’s the trick: no matter how many times you open the box, there is always something in it.  Ask me my religion.  That’s it.  I believe with unshakeable…read more

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The Kingdom

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“Somewhere beyond the barricade is there a world you long to see” – Les Miserables  Is there anything that is worth fighting for?  Do you long for something beyond all the walls that surround you, beyond the foes that you are facing?  Do you believe it could be?  Is it worth making a stand?  Is it worth committing?  Is it worth going all the way?  I believe that it’s worth it… any other life is a life of slavery. Don’t believe that you are behind enemy lines?  Don’t believe that…read more

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There is Something You Are Supposed to Do

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“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?  Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.  If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?  In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” – James 2:14-17 Many people read this scripture and walk away thinking that…read more

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Can You See Him?

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“If there were an idiot who thought plays existed on their own, without an author (not to mention actors, producer, manager, stage hands and what not), our belief in Shakespeare would not be much effected by his saying, quite truly, that he had studied all the plays and never found Shakespeare in them.  The rest of us, in varying degrees according to our perceptiveness, ‘found Shakespeare’ in the plays.  But it is a quite different sort of ‘finding’ from anything our poor friend has in mind.”  C.S. Lewis There are…read more

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