In his book, The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky introduces us to a character named Myshkin. Myshkin’s idea of life is to help rather than to harm, to give mercy rather than malice, to forgive again and again. Myshkin takes what is cruel and repulsive in the people and culture around … [Read more...] about Beauty that Saves the World
Who we Are Instead
The world loves to lay hold of the dictionary and determine the definitions. Politics, religion, faith, male, female, truth, lies.... and more. I prefer the old, unchanging definitions. I prefer reality.
If you’re trying to kick off a new religion in a place that doesn't acknowledge the voice of a woman, especially a Samaritan woman, especially an adulterous Samaritan woman; then your not likely to choose that kind of woman as your poster girl, right? Bringing the Good News to … [Read more...] about Poster Girl
A sparrow, said Jesus, has a street value of about five cents. And yet, despite its fragility and despite its relatively low value, apart from the Father's will, you just can't knock one down. The point being that, if God eyeballs the sparrow with such care and attention, how … [Read more...] about The Mighty Sparrow
Professor June Andrews, a former Scottish government official thinks that a coronavirus pandemic would be 'quite useful' in killing off hospital bed blockers. Bed blockers being the elderly in our community. Telegraph journalist, Jeremey Warner, says that killing off the … [Read more...] about Bed Blockers
We live in a culture that idolises sentimentality. We enthrone emotion as the standard by which we measure what is true, beautiful and good. In such a state, man filters his world according to how it makes him feel. A statement is judged offensive or acceptable according to his … [Read more...] about Our Sentimental Rags