The Gift of Abundant Life

In one of the comic episodes from Don Quixote, the peasant and goatherd Sancho Panza unbelievably becomes the governor of an island much to the amazement of his wife who can only exclaim,” ’My mother used to say: ’He who would see much must live long’. I say this because, if I live longer, I hope to see more.’ ”

I have been thinking about this proverb recently for several reasons. First, I have lived long. Second, I think I have seen much—not because I have traveled everywhere or all over the world—but…

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