Stars and the Excess of Clarity

Spent some time stargazing a while back, when I couldn’t sleep.No telescope, just the naked eye, a dark neighborhood and a willingness to wonder. I was digesting a bit of Thomas Merton's The Seven Storey Mountain, and it had stayed with me through evening's pass – the sight of the stars, the early, wise writings of a monk.Does the fact that we can no longer see the stars have anything to do with our loss of wonder? These things, the stars, and all creation - they are more splendid, perfect, … [Read more...]

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I think from now on Fridays…

...will be days where I do not write about politics or read about politics.From now on Fridays will be "Faithful Fridays" and I will only write about matters of faith.What do you think?I like it. Friday was the day Our Lord gave up his life; we Catholics are still supposed to make it a day of sacrifice. For Friday I will not serve the fascination with news and news by-products.Unless there is something fast breaking, I mean! :-)Sorry for the silence so far. I woke up and prayed … [Read more...]

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