Thoughts on Lent 14: The In-between Times

Frederick Buechner

The period known as Lent is quickly coming to its climax: "Holy Week" culminating on the Sunday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the grave.During the period of approximately six weeks that compose the period of Lent many people of faith do things, or don't do things, as an outward gesture to acknowledge this reflective season and perhaps affect spiritual growth. I can't say how this transaction occurs. But I do believe that, this kind of reflection ought to define the Christian … [Read more...]

Still Missing: MH370 ~ Thoughts on Lent 10

Malaysia Plane Armchair Sleuths

By Wendy MurrayHaving received no confirmation of wreckage and no other corroborating evidence that Malaysia Airlines Flt 370 crashed, it has been a week now since the Boeing 777 "vanished."Things may yet take a turn: a floating seat cushion may turn up or radar may pick up the muted pinging of the black box. Then we will know. Until then, we ponder.How often in a person's lifetime is one confronted with a fundamental metaphysical question: Can we accept a universe that breaks its … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Lent 6: Mystery

Phantastes

In the face of  "unprecedented mystery"  we turn to the great writers who convey clarity of vision beyond what eyes see.From George MacDonald's classic fantasy novel, Phantastes: Fairy Land is full of oddities and all sorts of incredibly ridiculous things, which a person is compelled to meet and treat as real existences, although at the time he feels foolish for doing so.I felt as if a cool hand had been laid upon my heart and had stilled it. My soul was like a summer evening, after a h … [Read more...]


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