By Russ Levenson, Jr. We all know it – one of the key verses that unlocked the Protestant Reformation: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of... Read More...
Unlike me, God is patient. God is good. God doesn’t need us to pay attention to him but he keeps working at us anyway.
The two key works of John Henry Newman, written while he was still Anglican, present at least an implicit theory of a Catholic virtue ethic.
We want to glorify God by giving him everything we have. What could we possibly give him that would amplify in any way the radiance that he already possesses?
Since the Reformation, the Christian Faith has been reduced to being equated with what happens in the gray matter between our ears. It has focused on believing, rather than belonging or being.
Blaise Pascal once drew an analogy between man’s relationship with dogs and God’s relationship with man. I was reminded of this one morning.
Our lives center around my son’s autism. It is the compass that keeps us ever pointing away from ourselves and towards some unknown horizon.
Sanctification is about finding ourselves within Christ's pilgrimage to the cross.