Day: September 17, 2009

The gift of a brush with mortality, Garrison Keillor

Two weeks ago, you were waltzing around feeling young and attractive, and now you are the object of Get Well cards and recipient of bouquets of carnations. Rich or poor, young or old, we all face the injustice of life — it ends too soon…

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Living faith, justice, and the earthly city

We can’t be sure in this case (or in any particular case), but I don’t think it’s farfetched to blame Katrina on the changes we are causing to our climate. Surely, this kind of extreme event is becoming both more common and more severe. Moreover, we can be certain that the disproportionate effects of the storm on the poor and on people of color are a direct result of choices we’ve made.

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There was no word that could quite express what Hildegard understood about God, so she made one up: viriditas. Viriditas reminded her of viridis, the color of green plants. Viriditas was the power for growth, the luxuriant energy of the spirit of God.

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