A recent status update of mine on FaceBook: Gave up Dr. Pepper for Lent. Minimum amount of Mt Dew is staving off the caffeine withdrawal headaches, but it’s not the same as good ole DP. Giving up Facebook would have been easier. 😉 Offer it up. If you can’t read between the lines, I’m addicted […]
Jesus knew human nature as we cannot know it. He knew its baseness, as we even do not know it; he knew its frailty, its inconsistency. Yet, knowing it, he dared to say to us: “Follow me.” How well he thought of us, how nobly he judged us who said to us, “Come where I […]
I think there is a choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice. — Muriel Rukeyser She is mostly correct, but her warning needs clarification. […]
To paraphrase a quote from Flannery O’Connor: Life has, for all its horror, been found by God to be worth dying for. What more can one add?!
The word sacrifice tends to carry a negative feel to it when stressing the idea of giving up something. But if I look beyond this negative, there is also an implied sense of hope, that is, in my giving up something, someone else gains. That is an act of love. I can view sacrifice as […]