I’m just writing to share with you this link to a piece I wrote on Chesterton and gratitude (as I told you before, I kept envisioning you while reading Manalive, so it seems fitting that you should see what that reading resulted in!)
I also wanted to direct your attention to the website that piece is published on. The Personalist Project is a great project that aims to promote and understand more deeply the kind of Christian Personalism that inspired JPII (among others). It strives
“to help restore in practice the original sense of philosophy as a search for wisdom and as “care for the soul,” rather than exclusively a professional academic discipline. We want to reach ordinary thoughtful people, who would like to give some time and attention to “the permanent questions:” Who am I and why am I here? Why is there suffering in the world? Is there a God?—and who would like to do it through reading great books and in conversation with other living minds asking the same questions.”
We’ve had some wonderful conversations over there recently about property, beauty, business ethics, Pope Francis, personal responsibility, and tons of other good stuff.
Check thou it out!