Thomas McGreevy

Make Us Feel

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How do you know if you have something to say? Are you someone who feels?  Do you feel any tension,… disappointment,… angst,… longing,… fear?  Do you feel the distance between the life you’ve always wanted to live and the life you find yourself living?  There are other people who feel it too. We’re not looking for a formal presentation, or a report on the facts.  We could hardly handle any more information.  We know it can’t be easily fixed.  We know how messy it is. What we’re looking for is…read more

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The Clothing is Optional

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Most of us have heard the story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen.  There has been a surprising amount of commentary on the meaning of the tale.  To be honest, the fine details of the story escape me, but somewhere deep down I identify with the emperor. For me, the two weavers who make the clothes for the emperor represent all the books you’ve read and the many perspectives you’ve considered in your continuing education.  They are filled with promises and clear lines of demarcation between the…read more

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Reminder Within

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“The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself, and that is what has happened to the American Negro. Something within has reminded him of his birthright of freedom, and something without has reminded him that it can be gained.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   There is something deep and powerful in the message of MLK that speaks directly to us all. There is something in each of us that identifies with the struggle he spoke so eloquently about. Not that we could ever really claim to understand what countless God-created human beings…read more

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