Truth

Asparagus by Tiffany Gallen on Unsplash
Not everyone likes asparagus.I know this because Glen - an American friend of mine - has recently “come out” as an asparagus hater after many years of silent suffering, false smiles and little white lies. But his thin veneer of civilization finally cracked last Thanksgiving at the family dinner (for Brits, think Christmas dinner, but with more patriotism). And he still believes that it would never have happened if his dad hadn’t insisted on a second round of bourbon before dinner. (Again for...
The White House: residence of every US president since 1800. Wikmedia Commons
As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America this Friday, the Jesuit Institute in South Africa is urging Christians not to give up in the search for truth. Writing in the Southern Cross, Fr Chris Chatteris SJ of the Institute reflects on the “sustained and concerted assault on the truth” which, he says, many commentators bemoaned during the Presidential election and says it would be wrong to become as jaded as Pontius Pilate.Fr...
A Man Painting, an Artist - By Eddie Klaus from unsplash.com
There are three kinds of performers: The first, while singing a song or doing a dance, are making love to themselves. The second, while performing, are making love to the audience. The third, while on stage, are making love to the song, to the dance, to the drama itself.It's not difficult to discern who the better performer is. The one making love to the song, of course, best honours the song and draws energy from some deeper place.  And he or she does this by entering into and channelling...