occasional thoughts on connections, meaning and mystery
I just picked another day’s bounty of beautiful tomatoes. As I did, laughing, I thought of how similar our garden is to our efforts at parenting. At first glance, you see that red, juicy collection in my kitchen. Different varieties, all healthy and just right–a tomato’s tomato. But look at our garden! It’s like JackContinue reading “Family Gardens”
Faith, not Fear! Love your Neighbor! Freedom of Church and State! Individual rights and liberty! These sound bites—or scream bites—are proclaimed at protests, across social media and in political campaigns. Some are opaque, such as faith, not fear. Faith in what? Your own decision? Anti-science? Or faith in a God who also says love your neighbor, helpContinue reading “COVID-19, Culture and Christian Ethics”
He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor. St. Ignatius of Loyola I can still feel the sensation of the padded kneeler dropping just a bit to the floor as I placed the full weight of my body on it in the confessional booth. That kneelingContinue reading “Omissions, Commissions and Admissions”
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