Mother, Now Saint

A mere 19 years after her death, Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint last week. In his homily during the ceremony at the Vatican, Pope Francis commended Mother Teresa for her generosity of mercy and for defending the discarded of society. Indeed, in her tireless work, Mother Teresa gave people dignity by seeing theirContinue reading “Mother, Now Saint”

Neighbors on the Path

It isn’t a new lesson, but it is one I have to keep revisiting. The Good Samaritan. One man in Jesus’ parable saw the humanity of the man on the side of the road naked and broken. One man stopped. One man did what it took to ensure the victim’s full restoration. It seems soContinue reading “Neighbors on the Path”

I-Thou

This week, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg’s Podcast¬†Nurture the Wowcast¬†reminded me of the importance of incorporating Martin Buber’s I-Thou idea of relationship when approaching my small child. This is one small way that parenting is a spiritual practice. It is important, especially in the middle of a tantrum, to really see our children. Instead of seeing ourContinue reading “I-Thou”