On learning wisdom from the Wrong Kind of People.
Rereading my way through C.S. Lewis's The Four Loves, I was struck by Lewis's blunt words about "wanting friends" and the essence of genuine friendship: That is why those pathetic people who simply "want friends" can never make any. The very condition of having Friends is that we should want something else besides Friends. Where [...]
My friend and Mere Orthodoxy editor Jake Meador linked to this blog post on Twitter, and the following couple of paragraphs are too good to not share: The other day I read another of those articles that irritate me. The ones about how the church is failing millenials (sic) by being terribly outdated, and how [...]
In his poem “Elegy in a Country Churchyard,” the English poet Thomas Gray memorably reflected on the legacy of un-famous lives buried in a rural graveyard. Let not Ambition mock their useful toil // Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile // The short and simple annals of the [...]