Posts Tagged ‘Crucifixion’

The Ugliness of Evil and the Banality of Death

The classical world depicted the deformity and monstrosity of evil with revolting images: the Gorgon Medusa with serpents for coils of hair; the Chimaera with a boa constrictor for a tail and the heads of a lion, goat, and serpent, their mouths breathing fire; Centaurs half human and half horse; and Minotaurs part human and part bull. In the Inferno Dante also portrays evil in lurid forms in which human souls transform into the...

Life, Dignity, and Disability: A Faith that Welcomes Suffering

One has to accept sorrow for it to be of any healing power, and that is the most difficult thing in the world … A priest once said to me, ‘When you understand what accepted sorrow means, you will understand everything. It is the secret of life’ (Maurice Baring).[1]

I am truly honored to be one of the speakers at the forthcoming conference in Omaha, Nebraska, on the theme of “Life, Dignity,...