News Tagged: Ukraine

Consider the Wolf of Gubbio

  Approx. read time: 3:35 min. This week a U.S. Congressmember acknowledges, of the aggressions in Ukraine, that the United States essentially is at war with another nuclear superpower. “And it’s important that we win.” I was not ready to have my heart and my attention seized by this long-distance bloodbath, which now suddenly feels… Read more »

The grain of wheat that dies

Approx. read time: 2:40 min.   I am thinking about Jesus. I am thinking about bread. I am thinking about wheat. I am thinking about the people of Ukraine. I am thinking about Jesus. It’s a circular thought, I notice. Coherent, complete. I think about Jesus on the night of his arrest, at table. His… Read more »

I feel confident while the world suffers

Approx. read time: 3:30 min.   I never know what words, what thoughts, will emerge in the first dim moments of a new day. I awaken, check my clock, and stretch. It’s 5:20 a.m., ten minutes ahead of the alarm, which I turn off. I’m irreversibly awake. I pray the doxology, praise to Holy Trinity. … Read more »

I stand with the nonviolent Jesus

Approx. read time: 3:30 min.   In 7th grade I pretty much understood that I wasn’t into delivering the counterpunch. This was after I got dissed off the volleyball team. I don’t mean the school’s competitive team. I mean the one that formed at recess. The counsel I received? If they bully you, you bully… Read more »

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