Joined: Dec. 28, 2011
Interested in the personalism of Pope Benedict XVI, John Paul II, David L Schindler, Adrian Walker, David C. Schindler, and Wendell Berry
Aug. 13 at 10:39am | Comments: 7 | Most recent comment: Aug. 16 at 9:41am
Forgiveness has often been a topic on this site so I thought I'd bring it up again after reading a comprehensive understanding of forgiveness. It seems like the approach quoted below, where forgiveness must be participated in, is correct. Understanding on the part of the victim stems from understanding oneself as a violator, although possibly not in the situation where victimized. The article also recognized that reproof is an appropriate response to the evil of victimization. God has given...
Nov. 22 at 10:17pm | Comments: 2 | Most recent comment: Nov. 23 at 9:08pm
I know forgiveness has been a topic on this site and I came across this gem after downloading Robert Spaemann's "Love and the Dignity of Human Life" tonight: "Well, that's just how you are;" is the opposite of forgiveness. Forgiveness means not to pin someone down on being what he is - a coward, a liar, or a traitor - but to allow him to distance himself from his being that way, and to begin anew. Being able to do...
Jun. 4 at 3:44pm | Comments: 3 | Most recent comment: Jun. 11 at 2:31pm
Yesterday we celebrated the Solemnity of The Holy Trinity. The Christian doctrine of perichoresis indicates that each person of the Trinity indwells the Others. The current used meaning of the word dwelling means "to make a home". I've been thinking a lot about place, stability, and human limitations after reading some of Wendell Berry's writings. Technology is used as a means of extending our human limitations and has been embraced nowhere less critically or profoundly then in America because of...
Feb. 6 at 8:55pm | Comments: 5 | Most recent comment: Feb. 12 at 11:39pm
The talk on "Who is my neighbor?" looks like it is going to be fascinating. As it is a topic I think about often I thought I'd post a few thoughts. I know very little about Greek but I think neighbor comes from the Greek word plesion meaning near or nigh one. I tend to think that our near ones refer to those in physical proximity due to our embodied nature. In other words that person in front of me...
Jan. 19 at 8:41pm | Comments: 7 | Most recent comment: Jan. 24 at 9:40pm
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