The river and the sea can be kings of a hundred valleys,
Because they lie below them.
That is why they can be the kings of a hundred valleys.
If the sage wants to stand above people,
He must speak to them from below.
If he wants to lead people,
He must follow them from behind.
When the sage stands above people,
They are not oppressed.
When he leads people,
They are not obstructed.
The world will exalt him
And not grow tired of him.
Because he does not resist, None in the world resists him.
Te-Tao Ching #66
Raised in Huntsville, Texas. Cloistered in the segregated south. Recieved undergraduate degree in Music Education; Graduate degree in Theology, Perkins School of Theology, SMU Dallas, Texas. Served churches in Texas and Colorado. Was a Minister of Education for many years, then adjunct professor at The Iliff School of Theology, then Director of Youth and Camping Ministry and Church Leadership Training for the Rocky Mountain Conference. Prior to retirement was pastor of the Fruita United Methodist Church in Fruita, Colorado (west of Grand Junction). Now retired and living in Grand Junction where I drive a Grand Valley Transit Bus and play.
Passions are poetry, music, religious and spiritual study, hiking, photography and and 4 wheeling. I love western Colorado. The varigated landscape of Mountains and Canyons, streams and rivers calls to something deep in my soul.
I am passionate about religion without being religious. I live on the border of doctrinal faith, seeking the connecting spiritual links between all persons..
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