A Pope’s Resignation

The word itself is telling: Resignation. The etymology of is based in the word “resign”, which has an original meaning in the reconciliation of accounts but from which eventually came the sense of giving one’s self up to a particular emotion or a situation. An elderly man steps down from his powerful job and we … More A Pope’s Resignation

The nearness of God

Today’s bus reading – which I did in haste and frustration and with a sense of complete failure because I’m still not living the Year of Faith the way I thought I would – was from the Gospel of Mark, chapter 6, relaying the story of how Jesus wasn’t recognized as the Messiah in his … More The nearness of God