I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
~Vincent van Gogh

Forgiveness is For Losers

Christian forgiveness is a revolution.

By that I mean it does what revolutions always do: it overthrows the ancien régime, the old, decaying order of the world. Forgiveness vanquishes the survival-of-the-fittest mentality that often characterizes our […]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Inspiration, Popular Posts|

Life Hidden in Mystery

The Catholic religion is full of mystery — the mystery of God. This mystery is not a human puzzle that a Sherlock Holmes can “solve” by the force of brilliant deductions. Nor is it the type […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Inspiration|

A Dozen Simons, One Peter

Some years ago I walked into a Christian bookstore and a fascinating poster caught my eye. From a distance, it looked like an image of the holy face of Jesus, but as I drew closer […]

By |October 30th, 2017|Inspiration|

The Man Who Stepped Out of Line

In this post-feminist age where men are still learning remedial masculinity, we have a model of heroic manhood which we would do well to emulate. In the early twentieth century Poland gave us that manly […]

By |August 14th, 2015|Inspiration|

Darth Vader and the Golden Rule

Thanks to the Star Wars phenomenon that swept the world in the seventies, Darth Vader is arguably the world’s most recognizable villain. He symbolizes everything we fear about scoundrels: he’s warped, he’s cruel, he speaks […]

By |January 24th, 2015|Inspiration|


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