Dealing with Silence

I recently watched "Silence," the latest Martin Scorsese film, based on the novel written by Shusaku Endo. It was a deeply troubling movie. The film portrays the fictional story of a 17th Century Jesuit Missionary from Portugal named Father Sebastian Rodrigues (played by Andrew Garfield) who sets sail for Japan in 1640, determined to help … Continue reading Dealing with Silence

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Birthdays and the Kingdom of God

Forty arrives this week and I am pleased to learn that I don't know how to spell it. Spell-check keeps reminding me that there is no 'u' in forty. I always thought so. In Eastern cultures, the birthday boy (or girl) doesn't receive gifts but rather gives a gift to his mother - “Thanks mom … Continue reading Birthdays and the Kingdom of God