It takes a lot of effort to be concerned all the time. Seriously. And it's heavy. It quite literally weighs on you. I've been struggling in recent weeks (months) with what it means to do this kind of work. See, for the past six months I've been on Internship. What that means is that I've … Continue reading What is Mine and What is Not — Or, Why I Want to Smile More
Ignatius of Antioch, from the 2nd Century, penned this: A star burned in the sky more brightly than all the others; its light was indescribable, its newness marvelous, and all the other stars, along with the sun and the moon, formed a chorus around this star, the light of which reached father than that of … Continue reading Advent Devotional: Tuesday, January 6: Epiphany!
Today is the commemoration day of Thomas Merton, mystic and contemplative of the 20th century. Merton came from the hills of Kentucky, not quite the place one might expect a contemplative to emerge from. But, then again, Jesus came from the small now-where town of Galilee, and no one expected that. As Philip said in the … Continue reading Advent Devotional: Wednesday, December 10: Commemoration of Thomas Merton