Metamorphosis and metaphor: The old has passed away

"Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about…

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Pope Francis on the “future you”

Pope Francis gave a TED talk called “The Future You” via video message. A happy future really is ours when we live in hope. Real hope isn’t a sappy expression of feigned positive thought–but rather, an encounter. It is the effort of authentic solidarity, “the tiny flicker of light” that will shatter the “shield of…

Love, is what’s for dinner

I burned the homemade Italian meatballs. I experiment every time with meatball recipes, still not sure I have found the perfect recipe. I was really excited about this batch. But they came out of the oven like brown golf balls. So much for writing and cooking at the same time. My dinner plan was foiled…