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Prayer for the President (even if he gets on your nerves)

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February 9, 2009 – Okay.  It appears that I was wrong!  I predicted, though not to many people, that Obama would shut down the Office of Faith Based Initiatives started by W.  Yesterday the Wall Street Journal mentioned Obama’s initiative which is described by the Presidential Prayer Team as the “President’s Council on Faith.  By […]

A Call to Social Action For the Impoverished

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In Gustavo Gutierrez’s book, On Job, he addresses the problem of the wealthy not caring for those who are poor. It is too often that those who are misfortunate are overlooked by those who have the wealth and capabilities to aid them. It is the moral obligation of people fortunate enough to live in comfortable […]

The Injustice and Anti-Spirituality of War

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The inspirational twentieth-century monk, Thomas Merton, being a contemporary of atrocities such as Auschwitz, Hiroshima, and Vietnam, became quite aware of the dangers and injustices within the institution of war. In a letter to Etta Gullick, Merton wrote “There is one task for me that takes precedence over everything else: working with such means as […]

A God Without Limit

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If we cannot hear His words or perceive His love, why should we celebrate and worship such a being?