Monthly Archive: June 2008

One Thing You Lack – Pt I

I’ve been touching upon the subject of loving God and loving others; that the center of Christian living rests in the vicinity of these two great commandments. Because they are so central to biblical teaching, it isn’t difficult to talk about almost anything in Christianity and...

Merton Monday 15

  It is easy enough to tell the poor to accept their poverty as God’s will when you yourself have warm clothes and plenty of food and medical care and a roof over your head and no worry about the rent. But if you want them...

Abraham Joshua Heschel

The website speakingoffaith.org is offering up discussions surrounding the life, work, and teachings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Today I listened to one of their podcasts, which is available here. I highly recommend giving it a listen if you have any interest in God, spirituality, mysticism,...

Merton Monday 13

  Some people think it is enough to have one virtue, like kindness or broadmindedness or charity, and let everything else go. But if you are unselfish in one way and selfish in twenty-five other ways your virtue will not do you much good. In fact,...

Pride, Humility, Judgment, and Drawing Lines

Pride, Humility, Judgment, and Drawing Lines

Continuing my previous post, here’s quite a long ramble concerning the “complication” I mentioned… To look at a person or a group who claims to be Christian, and to say the religion practiced thereby is “not much of a Christianity” because it is divisive, is a...