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“The guy selling T-shirts used the T-shirts as bandages.” - a man in Manchester this week

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. - Henri Nouwen

The Cherry Tree and Me: A Theodicy of Abstraction

Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete. — Jean-Paul Sartre This has become one of my favorite quotes. In following radical theologian and philosopher Peter Rollins’ talks (as many of us... Continue Reading →

We do not exist for ourselves alone, and it is only when we are fully convinced of this fact that we begin to love ourselves properly and thus also love others. - Thomas Merton

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. - CS Lewis

“The mystery of one man is too immense and too profound to be explained by another man.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen,

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. - Thomas Merton

“We must never underestimate our power to be wrong when talking about God, when thinking about God, when imagining God, whether in prose or in poetry. A generous orthodoxy, in contrast to the tense, narrow, or controlling orthodoxies of so... Continue Reading →

Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with... Continue Reading →

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