I usually post on Mondays.

Never underestimate the brutal power of desperation, on either the right or the left.

 

Curiously, many people today think that God pays attention only to big things that affect everyone at once.

I guess this means He keeps the galaxies in their orbits, but doesn’t listen to the prayers of Aunt Lucy.

If we claim God as Father, shall we not at least be consistent?

 

 

 

The idea that cohabitation is good preparation for marriage is amazingly persistent, considering that it isn’t even close to being true.

Research consistently shows that couples who do cohabit have poorer relationships before marriage, poorer marriages if they do marry, and much higher rates of divorce.

 

The following reflection on the Resurrection, its meaning, and its celebration is from the fourteenth oration of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth century Byzantine Theologian, a defender of the doctrine of the Trinity and a Father of the Church.

 

Why does the Old Testament include all those ritual purity rules?  Are they just arbitrary taboos?  There is nothing intrinsically wrong with consuming the blood of an animal, or wearing a garment woven of two different kinds of fiber, is there?

 

Since I’ve lost time recovering from surgery this week, I’m not composing a “proper” blog post.  But since I do hate to let readers down, I’m offering a few words about lost time itself -- and about blogging.