And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). This is a difficult verse. If we read it as a proclamation of tit-for-tat justice on earth, or even with the expectation that we can always discern the purposes … Continue reading All Things Work Together for Good?
“When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.” … Continue reading Disdain
It is a snow day at New College, and maybe even UPS, so I have a bit of time to reflect on the weekend. Beatrice, and to a lesser extent her older brother Elijah, has a habit of making certain announcements: ◊ “Daddy, I am hungry” ◊ “Drink.” ◊ “Give me___.” ◊ “I’m thirsty.” ◊ … Continue reading Minding Our Manners vs. The Imperative Mood