Gaudete in Domino semper

When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” From time to time, if we are able to see through the aura of accumulated holiness hanging thick around the … Continue reading Gaudete in Domino semper

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Manipulation

Relationships often go wrong because of our earnest and misguided efforts to manipulate others toward what is for us acceptable behaviour. I can't tell you the number of times I've been given a book by someone who didn't really like me, accompanied with this bit of encouragement: “I really think you need to hear this … Continue reading Manipulation

A Week at the Airport

Just past Dudley's workstation, off a corridor leading to the security zone, there was a multi-faith room, a cream coloured space holding an ill-matched assortment of furniture and a bookshelf of the sacred texts. I watched a family from southern India coming to pay their respects to Ganesh, the Hindu god in charge of the … Continue reading A Week at the Airport