The Cross

If the moral world is made up only of my relations to other people, then everything can be said to be lateral. But if everything is lateral, then there is nothing connecting me to the supreme, to the divine, to the transcendental, and I am just an animal, the brightest kind but still an animal, … More The Cross

Fire and anvil

March 5, 2017 Why does God permit suffering? God is the grand accountant. Nothing escapes his watch. He balances the account of our actions. Not a hair turns grey without his consent. But he has given us, His children, free will, out of love for us. For what value would there be in any prayer … More Fire and anvil

Faith and facts

March 5, 2017 When it comes to faith, two kinds of people can be discerned, among others.  There are those of us who believe blindly in doctrines of faith so as to be blind to the facts that might inform a more nuanced view of the world that is nevertheless consistent with faith.  On the … More Faith and facts

The night ends

March 2, 2017, second day of Lent I had been going through a dark night of the soul. I couldn’t see God everywhere as well as I could before, enthralled and amazed and feeling warm in his arms every waking moment, though I tried. This had been since my trial with my friend. It had … More The night ends

On faith

This reading from the New Testament seems to me to best describe the reality of faith. In a world besieged by faithlessness, bereft of faith in God and good faith in each other, this reading stands as a truth that kindles the fire in our hearts of the innate desire we feel to know God. … More On faith