Advent is a Time for an Ecological Conversion

Advent is a time of anticipation, a time to prepare for something better that will be arriving soon. As Christians, Advent is a time to prepare for the anniversary of Christ’s birth into the world. We spend time praying and thinking about what Jesus means to us, atoning for our sins, and undergoing a spiritualContinue reading “Advent is a Time for an Ecological Conversion”

Finding Saint Francis

As part of our vacation in Italy, Suzanna and I spent several days looking for Saint Francis. In his day, Francis was a revolutionary monk who shook up the Catholic church, pushing it to return to its roots, to divest of opulence and excess, live simply, and act more Christian, that is, like Jesus. Francis’Continue reading “Finding Saint Francis”

Living on through selfless acts

I ran across a great quote in an audiobook I just finished reading – I listen to books during my long runs. The fiction book, The Flight Attendant –  by Chris Bohjalian – was a good read but hardly a book where I expected to find such a gem of a quote: “Supposedly, whatever weContinue reading “Living on through selfless acts”