Tag Archives: Love

I guess it’s kind of an early valentine’s day post if you squint

I’ve been a tad more hopeful lately that my spiritual life can be more than the garbo it has been lately. It’s a kind of, I dunno, sweetness and sense of wonder that has fallen upon me these past couple … Continue reading

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The Tombs of Atuan

(Yes, I know I am really behind on my Shadow of the Torturer series, but I want to write about this while it is still fresh in my mind) I’ve mainly known Ursula K. Le Guin more for her science … Continue reading

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Day 16. P is for passion

Passion has become one of those words, like “charity”, which has undergone a certain diminution in meaning. It conveys the idea of an intense interest, or love of something (“I have a passion for tennis!”), but no longer the connection … Continue reading

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Day 14. N is for Newman on friendship and love

Turning back to English letters, here is a quote from one of Blessed John Henry Newman’s sermons: But again, the love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men. The love of God … Continue reading

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Love and the culture wars

One of the reasons why I like reading Dreher so much is that he’s an endless source for interesting links, book recommendations and the like. This time, it’s an essay by Serena Sigillito on how minds really are changed on … Continue reading

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QotD: Scientia amorque

This passage is from the first chapter of one of my textbooks for this semester (An Introduction to the Trinity by Declan Marmion and Rik Van Nieuwehove): For its part, theology has an ‘existential’ and practical aspect; to do theology … Continue reading

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Loneliness

“O stand, stand at the window As the tears scald and start; You shall love your crooked neighbour With your crooked heart.” – W.H. Auden I’ve been reading a fair amount of Auden lately, and this particular verse stuck out. … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 22: V is for Via Dolorosa

I’ve noticed that a lot of my posts on Christianity tend to focus on things like suffering and alienation. Some of this is that my personality has a melancholic and sometimes even morbid streak in it. And, of course, a … Continue reading

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