The Healing

The HEALINGI The grace that is the health of creatures can only be held in common. In healing the scattered members come together. In health the flesh is graced, the holy enters the world. II The task of healing is to respect oneself as a creature, no more and no less. A creature is notContinue reading “The Healing”

Injustice and Totalism

Just reading and pondering, and trying not to quickly read over Paul’s words in Romans but take them in and ask some questions. It seems like I have landed on the word injustice and so I ask myself if I am filled with “every injustice” or what that means, how could that be, why andContinue reading “Injustice and Totalism”

The Present Economy

“The present economy, by means of its purchases of governmental power, weighs invariably against the natural world; against working people, small farmers, and locally-owned small businesses; and against the life, integrity, beauty, and dignity of communities, both rural and urban. It is destroying our country. And this has come to be very much a two-partyContinue reading “The Present Economy”

Looking for hope

“In this difficult time of failed public expectations, when thoughtful people wonder where to look for hope, I keep returning in my own mind to the thought of the renewal of the rural communities. I know that one revived rural community would be more convincing and more encouraging than all the government and university programsContinue reading “Looking for hope”

Born to dance

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”-Albert Einstein “Good work finds the way between pride and despair. It graces with health. It heals with grace. It preserves the given soContinue reading “Born to dance”

Costs of a growth economy

“Meanwhile, our attempt to maintain a “growth economy” in a measurably diminishing world is playing the devil with our traditional (and admirable) moral code, which our most prominent politicians now put to public use mainly to paint over our immoral behavior. We make war, we are told, for the love of peace. We subvert ourContinue reading “Costs of a growth economy”

To Change

To change big things in the world, we must change things in ourselves. To change ourselves, we must change our ways and our lives in order to see if what we believe to be true is not the Truth. We must ask deeper questions- specifically about who we are and how we are naturally designedContinue reading “To Change”

The arrogance of technology

Five minutes into this podcast and I am so 😡. What in the world-“If you look at the great cities of the world, the great cities are where all the productivity growth is, it’s where all the companies essentially get born from- they are not going to get born in rural places- it’s just theContinue reading “The arrogance of technology”

Prayer for Healing

My prayer for 2022 is that this year will be the year of healing. I am not only praying for this, but I will be working towards this because I know that healing can only happen when we return to foundational truths and we practice these basic truths over and over in thought, word andContinue reading “Prayer for Healing”

Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Intro to Wendell Berry’s book ‘Blessed Are The Peacemakers’ ANY OBSERVER WOULD HAVE TO SAY that Christianity is fashionable at present in the United States. This might be a good thing, except that the observer, observing more closely, would have to conclude that, to the extent that Christianity is fashionable, it is loosely fashionable. ItContinue reading “Blessed Are The Peacemakers”