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Noseblind to our own Scent

The entitled never really know the extent to which they [we] are entitled. The rich never really know how prosperous their [our] bank account is. Bigots never really know the extent to which they [we] are racist. And the self-righteous … Continue reading

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On being poor in attachment

“It is the Christian’s privilege to be rich in material things,” wrote Francis de Sales, “and poor in attachment to them, thereby having the use of riches in this world and the merit of poverty in the next.” … No … Continue reading

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Heavier than a Bowl of Soup

Let me nudge you to resist the condescending tendency to see those whom we serve as recipients of our merciful goodwill. “In fact, we likely are privileged beneficiaries of an unjust system that perpetuates their misery.” Thus Vincent de Paul … Continue reading

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Acknowledging Our Debt

In 2009, Stanley Hauerwas published “Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir.” In Bishop Robert Morneau’s summary, he notes: Hauerwas wrote: “I am first and foremost a theologian” (192). If we want a summary of his Christian conviction, it lies in the mystery … Continue reading

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