Purity and Play

Blessed are the pure of heart: for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 Our Lord tells that, to be saved, we must become like little children (Mt. 18:3). Speaking as Divine Wisdom, he also tells us of that “When [the Lord] prepared the heavens, I was present”; “I was with him forming all things: andContinue reading “Purity and Play”

Purifying Practice

In his most famous work, Leisure, the Basis of Culture, Josef Pieper famously contends that the modern elevation of work over contemplation cuts us off from the meaning of our existence. If allowed to fester any further, he warns, this tendency will transform Western liberal democracy into a realm of “total work” analogous to theContinue reading “Purifying Practice”

Profiles in Meekness

Meekness is doing our duty in spite of all obstacles, whether those obstacles come in the form of our own errors and excesses, or the wrongful opposition of others. Meditating on the meaning of meekness has inspired me to begin a series of posts celebrating those among us who exhibit this beatitude by seeking whatContinue reading “Profiles in Meekness”