Suffering and Joy

In her essay “Joy” from┬áThe New York Review of Books,┬áZadie Smith distinguishes between pleasure and joy. Eating a pineapple popsicle, she says, is pure pleasure. Joy is much different. “The thing no one ever tells you about joy is that it has very little real pleasure in it. And yet if it hadn’t happened atContinue reading “Suffering and Joy”

Living the Easter Message

Recently, a wise woman pointed out to me that while Catholics tend to spend a lot of time and energy thinking about the season of Lent, we often celebrate Easter Sunday and then forget that we are in the midst of the longest special liturgical season of the church year. The Easter season extends fromContinue reading “Living the Easter Message”