A friend recently mentioned the inherent difficulty in helping someone change, particularly if there is a presenting personality disorder (in the friend’s case, narcissistic). Not only is it difficult (some behavioral scientists think impossible) to treat or influence the attitude and behavior of one who displays the characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, it is very difficult… Continue reading Listen!
At present I am reading in the book of Zechariah. It is a bit more hopeful than the wrath prophecies of the preceding Zephaniah and Haggai. What strikes me most is the frequency with which grace and peace occur, as well as, the focus on the concepts of mercy and truth (Zech 8:19). And when the prophet… Continue reading Words and Creation
Yesterday, our family went to see Rogue One. We found it to be great storytelling and very well done. Perhaps better than last year’s major production. Generally, though, [spoiler alert!] I do not enjoy movies in which every character dies—especially, when I am not prepared for this outcome. Of course, I understood it to be… Continue reading How Rogue?
In the year that I was born, at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA, Martin Luther King Jr. said this: “I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Be Love-Struck
Three is a holy number, and this Father’s Day I am reminded of blessings that have come to me in 3s. I am privileged to have several amazing men in my life, all equally marvelous fathers. Howard #1: Though my father died when I was 11 years old, it was sufficient time to know the… Continue reading Father’s Day: Blessings in 3s
[Theology is] considered as a reflection of . . . faith and of the moral force of the Word, for the work of liberation from injustice and from sin, in its structural as well as personal dimension. Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments… Continue reading Body Politic of Compassion
The wound inflicted on world history by the coming of Christ continues to fester. ~Hans Urs von Balthasar The Word spoke. The Word speaks. The Word became flesh at a fixed point in time and space, yet, the resonance, redemptive power,… Continue reading Gift Exchange