October 23, 2018

Tag - Wisdom

Our Foolishness

During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, jesters were employed by monarchs and noblemen to help them pass the time away. By their use of song, music, storytelling, acrobatics, juggling, jokes, and magic tricks, they assumed the role of poking fun at...

Choosing Correctly

Let me try something different this time; we shall consider what the Church feeds us from the Table of God’s Word as a delicious and nourishing dish for us to enjoy for our physical and spiritual well-being. These are the ingredients: Let whoever is...

May Wisdom Be Ours

Our first reading for this Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time says, “God did not make death — He fashioned all things that they might have being.” (Wisdom 1:13-14) Life is a free gift given to us by our Creator God; a gift to be enjoyed...

Are Survivors Inherently Gifted?

Ever since the killing of seventeen people at a Florida high school on Ash Wednesday, the media have selected a handful of students who supposedly represent the anti-gun views of not only a majority of their classmates but also a majority of...

Quo Vadis: Where are You Going?

 The classic 19th century novel Quo Vadis, which was later made into a movie in 1951 and again in 2001, tells how the early Church slowly took root and began growing in Rome, in spite of being declared illegal and sometimes facing persecution by the...

Where is the Bride?

Have you noticed? If it is not a deranged man massacring innocent people at a concert or at a Sunday religious service, it is the real possibility of a global war breaking out at any moment, or the threat of another terrorist attack. There seems to...

In All Things Look to the End

In ancient Greece a famous philosopher visited a certain city and began speaking in the public forum. A wealthy man was entertaining friends, and he and his guests heard the philosopher was in their city. As a joke, the host ordered one of his...

The Pearls of Joe Sobran’s Mind

Catholic journalist Joe Sobran, who has been called one of the best writers of our time, died on September 30, 2010 in Fairfax, Virginia from complication of diabetes. He was just 64. Unlike the other two members of my triad of writing influences, I...

Admitting Our Mistakes

Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” By this measure, when an approach proves unsuccessful, the “sane “ (intelligent) response is to try another. Why, then, do so...

God’s Ways are Far Above Ours

A farmer ordered a dozen egg-laying chickens from the local livestock dealer, and said, “I’ll be away when you deliver them tomorrow, so just leave them in their cage outside my back door.” When the farmer returned home that evening, however, he...