I read a great article by David Brooks recently titled: The Power of a Dinner Table. The article tells the story of Kathy Fletcher and David Simpson who have a son that invited one friend over for dinner that sometimes goes to school hungry, who had another friend that also went to school hungry, who had another […]Read more "The Power of the Table"
“We give dignity to each other by the way we listen to each other, in a spirit of trust and of dying to oneself so that the other may live, grow and give.” -Jean Vanier in From Brokenness to Community Jean Vanier is the founder of L’Arche Communities, which provides homes and workplaces where people […]Read more "Listening First"
I’ve been thinking a lot about love. Maybe it is the start of a new year. Maybe it is because both of my parents, my living grandmothers, my brothers, and my wife all have birthdays in January and February and so I keep thinking about people whose lives I am eager to celebrate and show […]Read more "Love in Action"
Advent is a season of longing and grasping for hope. During this past year, we’ve seen terrible bombings, racial tensions, religious anxiety, broken relationships, refugee crises, the loss of loved ones and a tumultuous political season. In the aftermath, we are prone to wonder if there really can be any good news in this world. […]Read more "Hope With Us"