vol. 9, num. 20 :: 2010.11.05 — 2010.11.18
“Life is all about...” We can complete that sentence many ways. Some would say it’s all about learning how to die -- how to let go of ourselves, how to trust what happens next, how to live a life we feel okay leaving behind. How have you come to understand your legacy?
Life, confession and memory in the endless moment of illness.
Putting the search for direction in the context of death.
On the hope of carving out a path that leads home.
Finding hope in the middle of grieving an unexpected loss.
An uneasy legacy tied together with the thread of a shared name.
On shaping a life that will honor the memory and the suffering of those who have gone before.
Over a monthly meal, a friendship and a lifetime influence is cultivated.
A memorial for a mother who had a passion for broken things.
Reflecting on privilege and the manageability of death by natural or unnatural causes.
Archbiship Romero’s legacy survives in El Salvador.
Teasing out the legacy of a 1951 hospital mix-up, forty years later.
The sorry annals of Christian fanaticism, of unholy religious hatreds, of sinful ambitions hiding behind the cloak of religious sanctity, of political power impulses compounded with pretensions of devotion to God, offer the most irrefutable proof of the error in every Christian doctrine and every interpretation of the Christian experience which claim that grace can remove the final contradiction between man and God. The sad experiences of Christian history show how human pride and spiritual arrogance rise to new heights precisely at the point where the claims of sanctity are made without due qualifications.
The Nature and Destiny of Man (1939)
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