3 ways to nourish your mind

Nourishing Your Mind

In our present time and culture it is easy to undernourish our minds. So many of our pursuits involve entertaining but generally unenlightening pastimes. It's the mental equivalent of high-calorie, low-nutrition food.But our intellects are meant for more than french fries, and ultimately such fare is unsatisfying. Here are three things I've found helpful in nourishing the mind. 1. Challenge yourself with books Reading is one of the most effective ways to begin. Start with the books … [Read more...]

The consolation of the cross

Rembrandt, 'The Raising of the Cross'

Orthodox Christians this week mark the Sunday of the Holy Cross.At the midpoint of Lent, the church makes a special point of placing the cross before us to console and embolden believers en route to Pascha, or Easter. Through its veneration and contemplation we gain strength for the journey, its upthrust beam like a staff of support. And yet, the cross is a tool of death. Why turn our minds and hearts toward such a dread instrument?C. S. Lewis once observed that "crucifixion" and … [Read more...]


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