Need: The Hidden Key to Wealth

Need: The Hidden Key to Wealth

“Well, you see, my property is enough to supply me with all my needs…” Socrates, in Xenophon’s Estate Manager While Socrates was not destitute, the value of his estate was relatively low. Yet he expresses gratitude for his financial situation. He assures his...
Something I Owe My Wife

Something I Owe My Wife

  “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.” Proverbs Our failure to see the natural roles of husband and wife has real consequences. This stands to reason. When we miss the difference and...
Make Beauty, Rediscover Humanity

Make Beauty, Rediscover Humanity

“Beautiful things are those which please when seen.” Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae This much is clear if we have eyes to see: beauty is a first principle in the formation of the world. We could even say it is the principle. The natural world and all its processes...
Benedict XVI on Going Home

Benedict XVI on Going Home

“And, to tell the truth, if I try to imagine a little how paradise will be, I think always of the time of my youth, of my childhood. In this context of confidence, of joy and love we were happy, and I think that paradise must be something like how it was in my youth....
Christmas, and Longing for Home

Christmas, and Longing for Home

“I have come to bring you home, dear Brother! … Home, for good and all. Home, for ever and ever. Father is so much kinder than he used to be, that home’s like Heaven!” A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens Home is like heaven. What more is there to say? Dickens’s...
Winter Cherries and the Gift of Christmas

Winter Cherries and the Gift of Christmas

“All these years we’ve been so generous. I’m afraid we’ve given all our wealth away. I’m afraid we have no more to give.” Winter Cherries, as told by Odds Bodkin May this problem—one that brings into focus an amazing aspect of the gift of Christmas—be one we might...

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