We are in waiting mode here at the Manse, and now that Bridget is home for break, if you would like to pray for a not very long wait for Rosie, that would be much appreciated!
- Life is so fragile; the truth is also fragile. We must keep reminding ourselves that there is no “calculus” of a life worth living, nor is perfection something to be measured in human terms. We will never be quite used to bravery, to fortitude in the face of uncertainty or actual suffering. That is why we need the saints to lift us up and to confront us with God’s perspective. This story, posted by LMLD friend Tim Carney, is a must-read and must-see (even if the video takes a while to load, trust me, it’s worth it). The short life of this little baby, “John Paul the Small”, “was perfect”; he had the vocation to be loved.
- The bench of whispers — romantic and mysterious!
- Science isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be: Rosie recommends this interesting read about When Evidence Says No But Doctors Say Yes — the undeniable persistence of disproven medical practice.
- A well argued piece on The New Jansenism that clarifies a lot of theological problems we have faced and are facing. I find the author, Jessica Murdoch, a clear and reasoned writer.
- Wow, 10 New Beautiful Churches in the Works, all very impressive!
- Do you live in New Hampshire? Know someone who does? Please let your Representatives know that you strongly oppose the radical and dangerous bathroom bill.
From the archives:
- This post from last week has many archival posts linked within, all about Lent. It’s not too late to start! “Now is the acceptable time!”
- A nice long post in answer to a question from readers about how to promote purity and sociability in older children. Don’t fear the teen years, and don’t check out.