Party Like It’s Sunday

Sunday for Christians is always a feast, just as Friday is traditionally always a fast--each week, through our eating, we celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ.  On Friday we ate nothing, as we realized the emptiness of a world without Jesus, but now on Sunday we celebrate as though it is a wedding feast and the happy couple have arrived.  So eat something sweet, drink a little, eat for happiness as much as health.  We Christians are not known enough for our parties and that is a disg … [Read more...]

A Benedictine Day

Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Benedict of Nursia.  St. Benedict's most enduring legacy is his rule of life, which has recently been paraphrased beautifully by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.  Central to Benedict's wisdom is living in moderation and balance as we pursue Christlikeness.  For Benedict this includes a daily rhythm of prayer, community life, and work.In honor of St. Benedict's feast, try to incorporate a Benedictine rhythm into your day.  Wake up, pray (include others if pos … [Read more...]