Orbiting Dicta

 
 
 
Preaching
Today's first two readings remind us that God lifted up Israel and then the New Israel, the community of Jesus Christ throughout the world, to be a light to the nations. Sometimes that light seems to falter and even to fail, but it will not be extinguished. Whether we will add to its brightness and light up the world, as John the Baptist and Dr. King did, or forget the gospel in our enthusiasm for wealth, power, and entertainment is up to us. As King reminded us, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  Read more...

Quote of the Day

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. —Will Rodgers



From My Photo Album
Cairo continues to watch over me. Here he is checking the fridge for possible intruders. (Or is he just trying to keep cool?)
Recent Blog Posts
Watching US developments from a distance as Trump began filling his cabinet positions with corporate raiders, ultra-wealthy bankers and financiers, assorted tycoons, white supremacists and retired generals, it was hard to escape the feeling that the angry middle-class white males from the rust belt and other depressed zones of the heartland who turned to Trump for “change” are in for a big surprise as the reins of power are increasingly turned over to the upper percent of the One Percent.   Read more...
Donald Trump’s consideration of retired General David Petraeus for Secretary of State provides an ironic statement on gender issues, not say the game of thrones or at least cabinet chairs.   Read more...
It’s hard to say what must be going through the minds of the hordes of disaffected middle-class voters who opted for Donald Trump on November 8th. One thing is clear, his cabinet choices represent the upper elite of the financial world and Washington insiders. Surprise!   Read more...
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. Donald J. Trump, 6 Nov. 2012.   Read more...
Recent Publications
The new revised edition of The Spirituality of the Celtic Saints is now available from New Priory Press.