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Why Feet?

I’m not a fan of feet. Oh, I’m thankful for mine, but I don’t generally find feet—with the exception of the Fred Flintstone feet of babies—appealing. So it makes sense to me that washing a guest’s feet was the task of a servant in Jesus’ time. If washing...

The Challenge of Grace

I have been obsessed lately by the statement in Georges Bernanos’ book The Diary of a Country Priest, also found in a biography about Flannery O’Connor:  “Everything is grace.” It’s a challenge to see grace everywhere, especially in...

The Pursuit of Perfection

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. Well, here we are: Holy Week!  Our...

Embraced by the Crucified One

When we try to pray, God often beats us to the punch and prays in us, offering us gifts of quiet assurance, challenge, and consolations that appear to come out of nowhere. God recently gifted me with an image of saving grace that was born of God’s good Spirit...
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