When Jesus said, “Call no man on earth your father,” he was not referring to Catholics. He was calling us on our cultural adhesions, pointing to humanity’s treacly devotion to a biological concept.
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Death and dying
Death is the falling away of everything we don’t need—our traditions, beliefs, habits, hopes, memories, worries, fears, resentments, five-year plans, medications, opinions, cultural associations, club memberships, loyalties, animosities, calculations, the voice in the head that interprets, judges, discriminates, rejects, invites and analyzes.
This falling away is already happening—as I write this, as you read it.