Making Easter the Cornerstone of Our Year

Making Easter the Cornerstone of Our Year

It is near impossible to overstate the significance of Easter. It stands out as primary and unique for at least three reasons. 1. While the focused celebration of Easter is for a set time—first an intense week (eastern Christianity has the lovely name of ‘Bright...
Finding Joy in Going Back to Work: 2 Suggestions

Finding Joy in Going Back to Work: 2 Suggestions

At this time of year when many of us must ‘go back to work’ after a break, we can wonder about the place of work in our life. It makes me think of when I first read Wendell Berry and E.F. Schumacher commenting that our work has become a chore to be avoided. I felt...
If It Really Happened

If It Really Happened

“And therefore in the Christian celebration of Easter quite particularly an affirmation of the whole of existence is experienced and celebrated. No more rightful, more comprehensive and fundamental an affirmation can be conceived.” Josef Pieper, In Tune with the...
What We Wish at Christmas

What We Wish at Christmas

In practicing the rites of worship men hope that they will be vouchsafed a share in the superhuman abundance of life. From time immemorial, this very thing has always been considered the true, the immanent fruit of all great festivals… Men are swept away from the here...

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