The Nun and the Rapper: “It’s All Good” Despite Naysayers

Jax

Yesterday's piece at First Things discussed how an ingrained lack of gratitude can skew all of our reactions away from both generosity and joy. How we receive a good has a great deal to do with whether we receive more good.In truth, within the continual embrace of the Creator, we are on the receiving end of constant-good. As the saying goes, "it's all good," except as our limited human perceptions may perceive.It is precisely because our perceptions are so narrow, so unable to know what … [Read more...]

Grief, a Joyful Nun, Misery-lovers & the Annunciation

Singing nun Sister Cristina Scuccia on Italy’s The Voice

My column at First Things looks at two stories from last week -- one grievous, and one glad -- and how, amid the mysteries contained within each, some people could only be miserable:The immediate responses seemed like reasonable ones: The plight of a family facing a wound of such depth would naturally evoke empathetic sadness in others, and our human need to feel empowered in dreadful circumstances fueled an impressively-answered fundraiser meant to defray the costs of emergency airlifts, … [Read more...]


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