During these times of struggle… when science is ignored and selfishness reigns supreme it is hard to see the light. When the flames of hatred and fear are stoked and the flame of love is doused, we live in darkness. Yet as John’s Gospel tells us: “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
Various translations of this passage say that the darkness has not understood it, comprehend it, extinguish it, or put it out. Light… there is a proverb that says it is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness. Another says it is better to light a single candle than to stumble in the dark. The band Chicago sang this song which has always touched my heart: One Little Candle by Chicago
When I struggle during times of darkness, I need the reminder to walk towards the…
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By no means trust me, or Wikipedia, or anybody proposing a cure for anything that hasn’t been irrefutably and scientifically proven in wide disparate tests. I pass this along simply from having looked up Wikipedia’s article on the mostly Californian Wildlife Region small tree/shrub, popularly known as TOYON, CHRISTMASBERRY, or (Scientifically) HETEROMELES ARBUTIFOLIA, formerly Photinia Arbutifolia. Long appreciated for landscaping and as a food source for birds and various other animals (imagine pyracantha with no thorns!), Wikipedia says Indigenes use it against Alzheimer’s. Those of you in contact with physicians who treat the blasted disease might bring this up to them. If there’s anything to it, research is needed.
It’s always good to ‘see’ you dear Greenway