Archive for November 25th, 2008

From St. Gregory Thaumaturgus’ charming speech of farewell to his teacher, Origen. I’ve picked out his thoughts on our requirement to feel and express gratitude to other people and God. It’s interesting that he links this to the Eucharist (which of course means “thanksgiving”), and that he expresses great gratitude to Providence and his guardian angel. (I intend to read the whole thing for you next week. It’s good stuff, and you can see how Origen did live a life of great virtue as well as theological speculation and investigation.)

“On Gratitude”


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“The Risk Profession” comes to a very happy ending, as our insurance investigator demonstrates the importance of enough, but not too much, attention to detail. Penny-wise, pound-foolish!

Part 4


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