Saturday, January 08, 2022

The Measure of Greatness: Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The Measure of Greatness: Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

 JANUARY 4, 2022 BY FREDERICK SCHMIDT


 

It is difficult to measure the significance of a life and even harder to measure it at a distance.  Alongside Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu was obviously a central figure in ending apartheid in his native South Africa and a unique voice in healing differences between rival factions following the election of 1994.  But it will take some time to fully grasp the impact of his ministry both in South Africa and around the world as a voice for “truth and reconciliation.”

From Patheos


Friday, December 10, 2021

An Advent word from Thomas Merton

 


An Advent word from Thomas Merton on his feast day:

"…when the time comes to enter the darkness in which we are naked and helpless and alone; in which we see the insufficiency of our greatest strength and the hollowness of our strongest virtue; in which we have nothing to rely on, and nothing in our nature to support us, and nothing in the world to guide us or give us light—then we find out whether or not we walk by faith."

— Fr. Thomas Merton