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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

Words of note. I didn’t always agree with his politics or even his movie reviews (though he did praise Joe Versus the Volcano, one of my personal favorites) but this quote from the Chicago Sun-Times obituary of Roger Ebert suggests he did attain a wisdom in his life we could all learn from.

“‘Kindness’ covers all of my political beliefs,” he wrote, at the end of his memoirs. “No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.”

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Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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