Challenging Ourselves

In these days of isolation (whether chosen or imposed), it is tempting to give up our routines and self-discipline in favor of comfort foods and comforting re-runs on television. Instead, it may be more helpful (and healthful) to adjust our routines in order to take better care of ourselves, our family, our neighbors, and our … More Challenging Ourselves

The Art of Lament

In a previous post, I recommended a couple books for your Lenten reading. Today, I would like to follow up on one of them — When Tears Sing: The Art of Lament in Christian Community by William Blaine-Wallace (Orbis, 2020) All the quotations are taken from this book. When I prayerfully behold the tear-gassed child … More The Art of Lament

Acceptance

It takes time to see where God’s persistent longing is leading us. But one day we recognize that we are where we ought to be. — Rachel Linner, freelance writer and spiritual director, excepted from Give Us This Day, January 2020