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Blessed are the Merciful: Living Mercy Today

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The following is the text of the Christopher News Note “Blessed are the Merciful.” If you’d like a pdf or hard copy, see the end of this post: Mercy isn’t the most concrete concept in our spiritual toolbox. It’s much easier to recognize mercy when we see it in action than it is to define [Read More...]

“Chivalry is not Dead…Among Small Children”

This classic entry from “America’s Funniest Home Videos” was shared on Facebook this morning by my friend Brooke, an actress, singer, and voiceover artist. She described this :40 second clip of a brother and sister as: “This is the single sweetest video I’ve ever seen. Chivalry is not dead…among small children.” [Read more...]

VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Praying for Our Enemies

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In this week’s video, Father Jonathan Morris reflects on Jesus’s commandment to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. He describes this mandate as “very hard to swallow,” and realizes that we can all probably come up with an abundance of reasons not to forgive the people with whom we’ve had conflicts. [Read More...]

Jack Bauer, Vengeance, and Agape: A Review of the “24: Live Another Day” Finale

(The following post was written between 9:00am and 10:00am.) You wouldn’t expect a TV series with as high and bloody a body count as “24: Live Another Day” to include the concept of agape love, but the finale offered exactly that in the midst of its assassinations and even a beheading. After a four year [Read More...]


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