William S. Bennett

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June 16, 1996

Today's lessons are not comforting. They run counter to the belief commonly held by many Christians that if you choose to live your life in accordance with God's word, then everything will be alright. You will live in peace and quiet and...

June 2, 1996

One of the hallmarks of modern society is a yearning after justice. Or at least we like to hope--or perhaps pretend--that it is. Justice is an ideal that stands over our political systems and it is the standard against which those...

February 18, 1996

I love tales of the supernatural. Perhaps it's because my mother wouldn't allow me to watch them when I was younger. All it took was the first telltale strains of the theme music from "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" or "The Twilight Zone" to...

February 11, 1996

Today's Gospel lesson is a continuation of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. We have been listening to that Sermon for the last two weeks--it began with the Beatitudes. Unfortunately, we shall not read any more of it this year. One of the...

February 4, 1996

Several years ago now there was a book which remained many weeks on the various lists of best sellers. The book was "Why Bad Things Happen to Good People." I cannot confess to having read the book, and, therefore, do not presume to...

January 28, 1996

I am the eldest of three children. My sister is nine years younger than I. My brother was born only two and a half years after me. And I must confess that I experienced no little sibling rivalry with him. In my toddler's view of the...