Power of Beauty Cuts Through What Divides Us

Power of Beauty Cuts Through What Divides Us

“The world will be saved by beauty!” Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that, Dorothy Day quoted it, and centuries before Jesus, Confucius made it central to his pedagogy. They were on to something. Beauty is a special language that cuts through and sidelines all the things that...
What Is Love Asking of Us Now?

What Is Love Asking of Us Now?

Anne Lamont wrote, “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” Those are words worth contemplating, on all sides of the political and religious divide today. We live in a time of bitter...
What COVID-19 Has Taught Us: We’re Vulnerable

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us: We’re Vulnerable

Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. That’s a pious axiom that doesn’t always hold up. Sometimes, the bad time comes, and we don’t learn anything. Hopefully, this present bad time, COVID-19, will teach us something and make us stronger. My hope is that...
Can the Ground Cry Out? Scripture Says Yes

Can the Ground Cry Out? Scripture Says Yes

Does the earth feel pain? Can it groan and cry out to God? Can the earth curse us for our crimes? It would seem so, and not just because ecologists, moralists and Pope Francis are saying so. Scripture itself seems to say so. There are some very revealing lines in the...