Originally a post on Father James Martin's public Facebook page, this reflection on the call to treat migrants and refugees as Christ went viral, and the accompanying video has been viewed by over 3 million people and shared over 50,000 times.Read full article »
On the hospitality that should have been there all along.Read full article »
Sometimes the best teachers are those that demonstrate their lessons to us rather than "teach" them to us. The author's grandfather was one of those teachers.Read full article »
All of us have a nickel of sorts, lodged in some crevice of the soul. We can all recall times when the nickel made us sound off like a horn in a funeral procession. Most people hear us sounding off and think we’re crazy or rude or both. The more mature people in our midst recognize that the sounding off is more about the nickel and less about our best selves. I was a seminary student when I first heard the phrase wounded healer. I realized that the nickel stuck in my soul might actually be used as a tool for ministry. I don’t think God put it there on purpose, but God can use it.Read full article »
February is Black History month and- as if on cue- we hear a familiar chorus singing an annual tune: “when are we going to have a White History Month?” What fails to be acknowledged by such insular laments is the fact that all month long, every month, the history of White America- edited for posterity, of course- is taught in our schools, via media, and even in the entertainment sector. Our history often comes with so many errors and half-truths, and white wash that it begs the question what we mean with we invoke “history."
This Blog is a repeat of one year ago, but just as relevant, perhaps moreso because of the debate about what is a fact this month.