God’s Timing: Learning to Accept and Enact It

God’s Timing: Learning to Accept and Enact It

A great divide in approaches to life is whether we see God’s Providence as really in charge. Perhaps the main way we reject it is regarding timing. Why does this ailment drag on? Why didn’t I meet this person sooner? Did this problem have to happen now? Or even, why...
A Different Thinking, Every Day

A Different Thinking, Every Day

“There is an order that reason does not establish but only beholds, such is the order of things in nature.” Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics What do we spend our time and energy thinking about? For most of us, living what is traditionally...
Attentive Parenting, of Birds and Men

Attentive Parenting, of Birds and Men

“Examples are found among certain species of birds whose young are not able to seek out food for themselves immediately after hatching. In fact, since a bird does not nourish its young with milk, made available by nature as it were, as occurs in the case of...
The Theologian and the Philosopher

The Theologian and the Philosopher

“So those who use the works of philosophers in sacred doctrine, by bringing them into the service of faith, do not mix water with wine, but rather change water into wine.” – St. Thomas Aquinas “The scanty conceptions to which we can attain of celestial things...
When Your Mother Grows Older

When Your Mother Grows Older

“For other animals have their natural ‘forethought’ which enables them to provide for themselves: whereas man lives by reason, which can attain to forethought only after long experience: so that children need to be instructed by their parents who are experienced. …...

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