on freedom x forgiveness

“This is a paradox, a koan for our limited human understanding. But, our constant attention to living liberated requires constant commitment to our own humility - renunciation of our ego - and through the consistency of effort, we become that state which we are attending to. The verb becomes the noun. The act becomes the state.”

illiterate: the story of Harriet Tubman’s hymnal

“This idea of having a sacred book and not being able to read it,” he said in a phone interview, “that’s a window into her piety. And it is in line with a longer tradition one finds in the black religious experience in North America...”