Why children enchant us

The writer Marilyn McEntyre has put out a book on, of all things, lists. McEntyre takes what seems to be a completely practical task, and turns it into a spiritual exercise. She gives the insight that list-making does more than help us do things; it also, and more importantly, helps us see things. Like her…

Paul on the Damascus Road

It's one of the great reversals in the Bible. Saul, on his way from Jerusalem to Damascus to hunt down followers of Jesus -- finds instead Jesus chasing him down. Acts 9 tells us that Saul is breathing out murderous threats, ready to grab any follower of "The Way." If you’ve read the New Testament,…

Nouwen on love

The late spiritual writer & guide Henri Nouwen says that we were created for perfect love. This is why we exist, and every human heart longs for this. So, we go looking for it in all kinds of places. Some seek to find that love in success, wealth, pleasure, recognition. Many of us try to…