And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!" Mark 15:39 (ESV) There's something about the words of the centurion that I find both meaningful and mysterious. Typical of this Gospel, Mark fails to offer much in … Continue reading A Reflection on Mark 15-16
In short, habitus, the product of history, produces individualand collective practices, and hence history, in accordance with the schemes engendered by history.” [i] Pierre Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice Everyday life is the arena of our work and play, struggles and successes, as well as our joys and disappointments. Everything of value and … Continue reading Remaking the Everyday
Have You really already come? Was it really You, the God we were expecting when we poured forth our longing for "Him who was to come," for the Mighty God, Father of the Future, Prince of Peace, The God of Light and Truth and Eternal Happiness? Indeed, Your coming is promised in the very first … Continue reading When is Christmas?
How can everyday life be defined? It surrounds us, it besieges us, on all sides and from all directions. We are inside it and outside it. No so-called 'elevated' activity can be reduced to it, nor can it be separated from it. Its activities are born, they grow and emerge; once they have left the … Continue reading Rediscovering the Everyday
Progress for democracy lies in enhancing the actual freedom, initiative, and spontaneity of the individual, not only in certain private and spiritual matters, but above all in the activity fundamental to every man’s existence, his work. [i] Erich Fromm In part I, I explored freedom as a social activity. Describing it as radical freedom, I suggested … Continue reading Freedom as Social Responsibility, Part II