Monthly Archives: February 2012

40 Days, 40 Cities

This week we begin our observance of Lent, the 40 days leading up to the celebration of Easter and the Paschal mystery. The number 40 is used repeatedly in Scripture. There is the story of Noah and the great flood, where it rains for 40 days and 40 nights (Gn 7:4,12,17; 8:6).  Moses stayed with […]

Love is in the Air

Today, the legendary St. Valentine is popularly celebrated, so it seems like a good time to talk about “love.” In ancient Greece, philosophers struggled to define the different dimensions of love: are we talking about eros (desire, passion, ecstatic love), philia (friendship), or agape (concern and care for the other)?  Christianity inherited Greek thought about love and re-invented it to create […]

That Persistent Drive Towards the Goal

Drive. Rush. Goal.  Sunday’s Super Bowl was a great event, perhaps the most visible display of the human will to win. And from the New York Giants’ point of view, evidence that determination and persistence can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Source: Press It reminded me of an article I read earlier in […]