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When my children asked her the secret to her success, she had a simple response.
“Work your ass off,” she said.
It’s as simple as that, I guess, as I consider the future of my trio of soon-to-be-launched adults.
In the classroom, Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor guided the intellectually curious through lessons covering religious practices, awakening student seekers to a broader worldview.
The New York Times best-selling author describes this season in Holy Envy, her latest literary offering. The work is a reflection from two decades of teaching “Religions of the World” at Piedmont from 1998 to 2017.
In her Daniel Hall classroom, learners of varied backgrounds gathered to discuss the world’s major religions. Field trips were woven into the syllabus. Regular excursions to Atlanta offered students the chance to worship in Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish communities.
The choice of title, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, offers a glimpse into Taylor’s intellectual worldview.
“I heard it the first time without having a clue what it meant,” Taylor said.
As I observed this spirited and thoughtful young woman on Thanksgiving, I made a wish for a shift in thinking. For a softening of my heart to allow for creative solutions to sharp issues.
That is a lesson worth slicing up to share.