Tag Archives: growing up

Worth waiting for

I was a lover of Rilke long before I discovered him in my summer years. Now well into autumn, he’s a staple of my literary diet. The satchel of books I would carry with me to the end surely includes his Book of Hours: Love Poems to God (specifically the translation by Barrows and Macy). […]

On growing toward wholeness

Like a menu from a New Jersey diner, there’s something for everyone in what we know as the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32). We could look at it through the lens of the elder son, who followed the rules and did what was expected of him, and we could understand his irritation when […]

If you love Christ

How do you know when you’re a grown-up? That’s the question a producer for The Atlantic recently took to the streets.1 Now that I think about it, it seems a lot like the question Jesus asked Peter after breakfast that morning on the beach – “Do you love me?” – not wanting to know how […]