Archive | August, 2017

Things Were So Much Better Then

Is there any affliction now endured by mankind that was not endured by our fathers before us? What sufferings of ours even bear comparison with what we know of their sufferings? And yet you hear people complaining about this present day and age because things were so much better in former times. I wonder what […]

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Lessons from Rapunzel

  1. Really wanting something and thinking you will die if you can’t have it is not the same thing as actually being in danger of dying if you don’t get it. Even if you’re pregnant. 2. Really wanting something and thinking you will die if you can’t have it is not an excuse for […]

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Assault

Assault Edna St. Vincent Millay I had forgotten how the frogs must sound After a year of silence, else I think I should not so have ventured forth alone At dusk upon this unfrequented road. I am waylaid by Beauty. Who will walk Between me and the crying of the frogs? Oh, savage Beauty, suffer […]

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Mother is a Place

  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, […]

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With God in Prison and in War

  In my reading notes for July I noted how every time my friend’s Facebook query for favorite saint quotes popped up on my screen, I had a strong persistent vision of myself taking a particular book off the shelf in the living room. Five or six times over a two or three day period, […]

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