Monthly Archive: October 2005

Compassion

Compassion

ALL ROADS to God merge in the end, joining the singular path of true compassion. Any road that does not lead to this compassion does not lead to God. Until we come close enough to God that we feel compassion within us the way Jesus felt...

“Got Jesus?”

“Got Jesus?”

AT ITS heart, Christianity is not a religion, but a path. It lies in the message and meaning of a single, solitary life. It has been said and written over and over again for two thousand years that to live a Christian life one must do...

Bread for the Day

Bread for the Day

I MET HIM on a street in the bad part of town—a hard and wrinkled man old beyond his years, lame, drunk, dirty, foul smelling, and slowly dying from chronic disease. I never would have been there in the first place, but I was studying emergency...

God as superMan

God as superMan

IF WE are not careful, then to think that there is a God, and to think we are created in his image, is to think that he is essentially like us. It is to believe that God thinks, at least approximately, as we think. It is...

Integridad

Integridad

I AM IMAGINING that I am somewhere else; a place I have been before. I am in a particular neighborhood in a particular foreign country. I am walking in the dirt streets—streets where cars are driven only by outsiders. There are no houses here—not in the...

When Morality Sleeps

When Morality Sleeps

WHILE I’M on the topic of women in the news, I might as well mention Lynndie England. In case you’ve been out of touch for a while, Ms. England unwittingly became the poster child for prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, and recently received a three...

Of Ice and Penguins

Of Ice and Penguins

BEING A FAN of ocean life and preferring to take my kids to movies that don’t feature people killing one another, I took the family to see March of the Penguins. This post isn’t a movie review, so I’ll cut to the chase. I like to...