Getting Nearsighted

Strain as I might, my eyes cannot read normal-sized print without the aid of glasses.  About a decade ago I could still make out words on a page by holding a book at arm’s length.  That strategy no longer works.  Without help I can’t see things clearly when they’re up close. Mary Magdalene seems to…

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Where It All Unravels and All Comes Together

Somewhere along the line most of us learned that life is about getting it right.  By “it” we mean life.  Imbedded deep in our brains is an .mp3 file that plays just loudly enough to insert a subliminal message: You better get this right.  Don’t screw it up. It’s as if we wake up every…

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The Truth and the News

At the spring meeting of the House of Bishops, Bishop George Councell of New Jersey reflected on the devastation and suffering wrought in his state by Hurricane Sandy.  His reflections took shape around a billboard he passes on his way to work. The sign reads, “Don’t make me come down there.–God.”  Bishop Councell’s response speaks…

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