I worry that "checking out," while tempting, is not the answer when so much is at stake. Yet, action takes a toll, and some contemplative tips can come in handy.
Spiritual Reflections: When Jesus interpreted the Mosaic Law, he refused to get lost in juridical minutiae but went to the heart of the matter. Fulfillment of the law is simply a question of love.
The Peace Pulpit: If the reign of God is really going to break forth in its fullness, it will be because of disciples of Jesus who listen to his word and try to follow it.
A small c catholic: The unforgiving reality of my own mortality has been rudely slapping me upside the head in recent weeks. And I'm glad.
Spiritual Reflections: Readings for February 5, 2017, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Eco Catholic: Ranchers on the border are making some of the most interesting arguments about "border control." They don't think the border wall is ecologically wise.
Spiritual Reflections: People of faith only change their behavior when they personally see a need to change, not when they're ordered to do so.
The Peace Pulpit: What it means to change our lives — I suggest just one profound way and an important way for us to live in what is truly the richest country in the world.
Soul Seeing: My son's first mother taught me what it means to lay down your life for those you love.
Take and Read: What drew me to Thomas Merton (and still does) was his deep inner search for truth and light, his inner yearning for God.