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Steve Jobs

The problem is I’m older now, I’m 40 years old, and this stuff doesn’t change the world. It really doesn’t.

I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much — if at all.

These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.

But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light — that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” [Wired, February 1996]

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Blessed Emmanuel

Blessed are you, O Child of the Dawn, for your light that dapples through creation on leaves that shimmer in the morning sun and in showers of rain that wash the earth. Blessed are you for the human spirit, dappled with eternal light in its longings for love and birth and its pain-filled passions and tears. Blessed are you, O Christ, for you awaken me to life. Blessed are you for you stir me to true desire.
A Celtic Benediction by J. Phillip Newell

This benediction was put to beautiful music this morning – a farewell anthem to the Rev. Meaghan Kelly written by Samuel Hunter and commissioned by Dr. Homer Ferguson and the Emmanuel Choir. We will really miss Meaghan and Jonathan.

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