John 17, Some Last Words

“….Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee, since thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.  And this is eternal life, that they know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.”   […]

Unity Without Contradiction

This week, as we continue to ponder John 17 (and I hope you have read it once, and more than once!) I’ve decided to give you an excellent and thought-provoking passage from the philosopher Peter Kreeft, who has, like C. S. Lewis in his Mere Christianity, the gift of cutting through the fog with something […]

Pondering Christian Unity

I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth.  As thou didst send me into the world, so I […]

An Aside in August

Only a little more confidence in God.  A little more patience.  And the end will come, and past weary years will seem as nothing.  Then will arrive the moment of reunion, and all will be amply compensated and repaid, principal and interest.  –St. Theophane Venard, printed in Safely Through the Storm, ed. Debra Herbeck ….”and the end […]

Ut Unum Sint

If you have never attempted to read portions of the Bible in a language other than your native tongue, I encourage you to try to do so, because certain words and phrases will tend to “jump out” at you, even in passages with which you are most familiar, and this will give you food for […]