The Blessed Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. What could possibly be more ridiculous than being a person of peace? Could you imagine how chaotic the world would be if more people devoted themselves to reconciliation, forgiveness, mercy, and wholeness? How long do you think it would take for evil to…

Refreshing Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.  There is no single response more confounding to the rational mind as this way of life Jesus describes in the fifth beattitude. There is also nothing quite so refreshing as the action of mercy. It comes as no surprise then, that mercy is so rarely experienced. …

On World Vision and Hasty Words

Hm, but you are hasty folk, I see. -Treebeard Long, long ago, before some uber-smart guys found out that the entire world could be connected through the power that would be known as the Internet, companies could change their policies without a gaggle of bloggers responding with venom. Perhaps within a 48-hour period, said companies may…

On Springtime and Resurrection

As I look out the window into our backyard garden, my eye is immediately drawn to the groupings of brown shoots that once served as the bases for mighty sunflowers, if memory serves me right. At the moment, it is hard to tell what they once were, in all their springtime splendor, in all their…