“Courageous Honesty” in Reaching Out

“Indeed, it seems that the desire for ‘final solutions’ often forms the basis for the destructive violence that enters into the intimacy of human encounters (Henri J.M. Nouwen 31).” We have a strong addiction to winning, even if it means shaming the other side so they close down completely, refusing to reach out to us […]

A Monk In The World: Cultivating a Spiritual Life… by Wayne Teasdale

Wayne Teasdale’s writing is gentle and steady. It felt as though he was right there with me, speaking soft and clear when I was reading his book. Perhaps he was there. Upon finishing, I wrote in my journal that I wished I could ask him a few questions — impossible now since he died in […]