Faith

The Right Kind of Fear

Matthew 10:26-33 can be understood only if taken together with what is written in the preceding verses. In them Jesus conveys, in colorful yet...

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Faith

We Are What We Eat

“We are what we eat.” True? Not true? It depends on what one means by it, I guess; but it is definitely true for those who heed Jesus’ challenging words:...

Culture

Random Observations

Recently, while flying to Rome, I was browsing through the Swiss Airline magazine and noticed how much European cigarette ads differ from ours. The ones I saw...

Faith

He’ll Ask Us If We Loved Him

The great Catholic monk and spiritual author Thomas Merton once wrote that “the principal problem in the spiritual life is the Promethean temptation.” He was...