Monthly Archives: February 2015

Universal Spirit

Here’s some good news: There’s no need to give up chocolate, electronic gadgets, or your other favorite little indulgences for Lent. A different idea for fasting is making the news this year, thanks to something Pope Francis said in his annual Lenten message last week. Trouble is, this different kind of fasting might be more […]

Three Rs for today

Seldom has a question caught my attention as suddenly and completely as the one I overheard on a busy street in Manhattan more than thirty years ago. I had spent the day in Midtown and was headed back to the Port Authority to catch a bus for New Jersey. It was shortly after 5:00 and […]

You are called to be sent

The future is arriving faster than anyone expected. I don’t say that because I’m growing older, although I admit my Medicare card arrived a lot sooner than I expected. People who live and work at the frontier of creativity and technology are saying it, too. “For the first time in history,” one futurist wrote recently, […]

You are called to bless

Rex Ryan changed his tattoo. The new head coach for the Buffalo Bills had been sporting a tattoo of his wife Michelle dressed in a Jets-green jersey. After being fired as head coach of the Jets and coming to work for the Bills, Ryan had the color of his tattoo changed to Bills blue. Ryan […]

You are called to become

I don’t recall when I first encountered the two questions, only that it was many years ago and that they seized me like God seized Jacob that night at the Jabbok (Gen. 32:22-32). After all these years they still won’t let me go. “If you want to identify me,” Thomas Merton wrote, “ask me not […]