Love Category

Love Covers All

“Love covers a multitude of sins,” Saint Peter wrote. I know this is true, for I have experienced it, most dramatically on a Valentine’s Day many decades ago.  Like any poor, college-aged kid, I picked up a ton of odd jobs to pay for my education. Chicken-farming, house-painting, fence-building, burger-flipping, and boulevard-busking: All of these […]

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The Politics of Jesus

Unaccompanied Alien Children. That’s the official nomenclature assigned to some 12,000 minors held in custody by the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (O.R.R.). And make no mistake about it: They are in custody, and are not being actively resettled anywhere except repurposed Walmart stores across more than a dozen states. About five years ago, […]

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Love Is No Sacrifice

This week “Fat Tuesday” will bring the revelry of Mardi Gras to a close, and Ash Wednesday will launch the Christian faithful into the Lenten season. Lent, popular with many believers, is a forty-day period of time before Easter, intended as a season of repentance, spiritual cleansing, and prayer. It is common to “give up” […]

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