“I now realize that we are trying to fight the whole world, to turn the tide of the whole time we live in, to resist everything that seems irresistable. [And yet,] the one perfectly divine thing, the one glimpse of God's paradise on earth, is to fight a losing battle--and not lose it." -G.K. Chesterton… Continue reading It’s Always Time for Chesterton
This is such a good quote from the book “Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination” by Vigan Guroian. It inspires me to remember when my daughter is banging on that pot for the 30th time or wants to read that same story for the 12th, to put my… Continue reading Repetition
Excerpt from Augustine's Confessions, Book 10; section 4. "I do Your bidding in word and deed alike. I do it beneath the protection of your wings, for the peril would be too great, if it were not that my soul has submitted to You and sought the shelter of Your wings and that my weakness… Continue reading The Comfort of Weakness
Does that sound shocking? Irreverent? The idea of "God" is often a far away, unreachable, impersonal object. An idea that is harsh, judgmental, even scary at times. If you're anything like me, then it can be a struggle to see God as loving, tender, gentle, compassionate, and warm. But "God" isn't supposed to be an… Continue reading I wish I could hug God.
Nos-tal-gia … Continue reading Nostos, Algos, Magic, and The Gospel