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Canon Caroline Westerhoff

The Merry-Go-Round

Mark 10:35-45

21st Sunday after Pentecost

October 21, 2012

Canon Caroline Westerhoff (TEC)

This past June, David McCullough Jr. gave a startling commencement address at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts, where he has been an English teacher for the last 26 years. He does not extol the virtues and achievements of his students; he does not heap the usual accolades upon them and send them off to an entitled future. Instead he tells them they are not special. They are not special because everyone is special. 

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The Rev. John Gunn


The Rev. John Gunn (other)

The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "We magnify genius, but too often we forget that the chief ingredient of genius is patience... No matter what other qualities a man may possess, no matter how well equipped in brain and brawn, if he lacks patience, he will never win any great success."


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Size of a Man's Thinking

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If you know the size of a man's thinking, you know his measure. Small thinking means small men. It takes big thinking to produce big men. 'As a man thinketh, so is he' - Solomon was speaking of man's moral life when he said that, but the principle applies in other directions. What a man thinks determines not only the measure of his moral life, but the measure of his achievements.

The Rev. John Gunn

Plain Hard Work

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

"Many a brilliantly endowed man has been surpassed by the man of plodding industry", writes The Rev. John R. Gunn. He continues, "The greatest of men have been the least believers in the power of genius. They have been men of toil and perserverance."

The Rev. John Gunn

Secret of Success

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this episode of Be Still and Know, Rev. John Gunn talks about success, stating, "You are fortunate in any degree of native genius you may possess, but it will not do to depend solely on that genius. Many a brilliantly endowed man has been surpassed by the man of plodding industry."

The Rev. John Gunn

Solomon's Complaints

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

Of Solomon, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "Rarely, if ever, does success yield to satisfactions that were anticipated." This episode of Be Still and Know shows how succress can be hollow without a deeper faith beneath.

The Rev. John Gunn

Toil Over Poverty

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still and Know examines how so many rise from adversity to be the best at what they do. Columnist John R. Gunn writes, "The man who is born and reared in the midst of ease and luxury, as a rule, is not the one who achieves greatness."

The Rev. John Gunn

From Good, to Better, to Best

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

"From good to better to best, that's the road you must travel to be successful in your work. In all trades and professions and in all lines of business, those who are likely to get ahead are those who continuously strive to better their best",writes The Rev. John R. Gunn in this episode of Be Still and Know on success.

The Rev. John Gunn

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The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R Gunn warns against the tendency in business to act tough and confrontational with others. He writes, "gentle manner and soft speech are indicative of strength and confidence."


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When Planning Your Career

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This Facing Life article, based on Romans 12:3, examines the path we take when striving for success. The Rev. John R Gunn writes that it is good for people "to aim high. But they need also to guard against being led away into vain pursuits through an exaggerated notion of their ability and gifts."