National Catholic Reporter Honors Late Catholic Writer Brian Doyle
[This article originally appeared in the October 6-19, 2017 issue of the National Catholic Reporter.]
Brian Doyle — poet, essayist and novelist — died too young from what he called “a big honkin’ brain tumor” at age 60. He was “arguably” (as critics say) one of the best Catholic writers of his generation.
God Is Love
Since every thing, every person, every situation comes from God, the whole world is Word by which we can live. We need only “taste and see how good God is.” We do this with all our senses. Through whatever we taste or touch, smell, hear, or see, God’s love can nourish us. For the one creating and redeeming Word is spelled out to us in ever new ways.
God, who is love, has nothing else to say in all eternity but “I love you.”