By Elisabeth Rain Kincaid In his confrontation with King David in 2 Samuel 12, the prophet Nathan tells a heart-rending story of a rich man who, rather than give up one of his own flock to feed a hungry trav... Read More...
The external witness of vowed religious — habits, cloister, the Opus Dei (the daily round of psalms, hymns, and collects recited in chapel) — are the first things Christians notice about the monastics among them. But, of course, that is not the whole story of the charism and fruit of the religious life
Are the prophets merely the forerunners of the non-profits, God’s agents of social improvement in the lives of those who need it most?
There is not a man, woman, or child that we will not declare a no one if it suits our interests, that we will not drive to the brow of the hill, so that we might hurl them off the cliff. But no one is a no one.