"The impact on us was sobering," as I mentioned in my last post. Questions of war and peace are thorny and complex for a follower of Christ. Before I dive into those questions, and maybe in part to avoid them, I just need to say what for most is obvious.
This is Normandy Beach, looking down on the path of assault on D-Day during WWII I’m doing some reflection and reading on the topic of war and violence. It is so relevant today in our world and touches on our immediate work here in Europe and situations dealt with by
Last night we hung with our friends from Cataluña and Latin America at our place for tapas & Christmas Carols. The night before it was with our Scandanavian friends and glug. Altogether we´ve ¨hung¨ with people from 12 different countries over the last two weeks. For us that is a
. Bon Nadal, originally uploaded by papalars. Bon Nadal can be translated literally "Good Nativity." Probably a more user-friendly version is Merry Christmas! The language is Catalan, which is the regional language of the state of Catalonia, where Barcelona is located. One of the curious things we have come to
Contemplation, originally uploaded by papalars. This new piece on my blog will evolve into an entire section on the “Inward” aspect of the Inward–Outward journey. To begin with I have posted quotes dealing with aspects of the inner life–leadership, contemplation, holiness (not a dirty word by the way), solitude and