The towel before the tomb

Mar 24, 2016 by

[Jesus] got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. — John 13:4 To invite people to look at, to wash, to care for our feet is to invite them to accept us as we are....

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These long Advent nights

Dec 22, 2015 by

And maybe this is what heroism looks like nowadays: occasionally high-profile heroism in public but mostly just painstaking mastery of arcane policy, stubborn perseverance year after year for a cause, empathy...

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Three basic things about life

Dec 3, 2014 by

Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true. — Thomas Merton Over the...

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What does the cross of Jesus mean?

Apr 21, 2014 by

Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So they left the tomb...

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Our greatest temptations

Mar 27, 2014 by

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted 40 days and 40 nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of...

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