Environmental activist Wendell Berry has said, “Eating is an agricultural act.” It can also be a spiritual act. Asking certain questions about our food and its origins can transform a necessary and habitual act into a form of resistance, love, and even prayer.
There are seasons in our life where we feel absolute loneliness--feeling unheard by both God and those in our lives. When we feel ourselves in this space may we turn to the one who never leaves us, because he, too, knows the pain of feeling unheard.
God’s presence surrounds us and is always reaching out to us in the nitty-gritty experiences of our daily life. Unfortunately, most of us go through life as sleepwalkers, unaware of these “glimpses of God.”
Our nation needs to embrace Black History more than ever this year. Let we of every race pray for the wisdom and humility to be lifelong learners so that our society can come closer to mirroring the Kingdom of Heaven.
Those called to the vocation of fatherhood might not think of themselves as heroes, but to the children who love them, they most certainly are. Let your own father, or a friend, coworker, or sibling know that you’ve noticed something in their parenting that you find inspiring or uplifting.
We live in very divided times. Sometimes it seems as if there is nothing people can discuss without becoming defensive, angry or hurt. In order to move forward though, we must find a way to bridge those gaps.