It is so easy to pick on immigrants from a majority white congressional district. It is so easy to blame “the other” when you’ve never sat down with someone “in opposition” to you and had an actual conversation. These are the challenges… and too often we are not up to these challenges. (And social mediaContinue reading “We fear what we don’t know”
“Our busyness can blind us to other people or at least make us feel less guilty for turning the other way and walking past someone who needs help. When we create margin, we give ourselves the opportunity to notice and truly see people. The way we spend the margin we have affects the people beingContinue reading “Busyness blinds us”
I lost a hero today. In the past couple of weeks the internet has exploded with grief over lost controversial figures and then poured out remembrances of great entertainers. Today I lost a hero of mine.
“When you choose to marry someone, you had better choose someone you’ll enjoy talking with for the rest of your life.” — David Brooks, The Second Mountain
“The main thing is never to get discouraged at the slowness of people or results. People may not be articulate or active, but even so, we do not ever know the result, or the effect on the souls. That is not for us to know. We can only go ahead and work with happiness atContinue reading “Be Faithful, Leave the Rest to God”
“Near the end of (Dorothy) Day’s life, Robert Coles asked her if she had any plans to write a memoir. She was a gorgeous and prolific writer, so it was a natural question to ask. She told Coles that she had once thought of doing that, and had pulled out a piece of paper andContinue reading “A life of peace”
There are some great gospel songs and even singers who win with the gospel genre on “The Voice.” This lady took the show TO CHURCH this week!
I have no sense of imagination. I will miss Eugene Peterson. Peterson saw pastors moving from church to church, often in exhaustion, and identified the problem—a sense of pastor as program director for a church that often viewed the gospel as a way to success, or at least avoidance of suffering. His answer was aContinue reading “We have lost imagination in ministry”
RIP Senator John McCain. A fitting excerpt of a speech by McCain HERE.