Thomas Merton on a Theology of Love

"A theology of love cannot afford to be sentimental. It cannot afford to preach edifying generalities about charity, while identifying "peace" with mere established power and legalized violence against the oppressed. A theology of love cannot be allowed to merely serve the interests of the rich and powerful, justifying their wars, their violence and their … Continue reading Thomas Merton on a Theology of Love

Justice is what love looks like in public

Have any of you seen the movie Call and Response yet? If not, I highly recommend it, having just watched it earlier this evening. Call and Response is a "rockumentary" highlighting the prevalent but often ignored problems of human trafficking and slavery. If you think it doesn't effect you, look deep before you get dressed and have your next … Continue reading Justice is what love looks like in public

Poem on the Pain of Love

Does God understand the pain of love? The loneliness we feel The rejection the betrayal of trust by a friend. Does He understand the experience of total separation From one He loves? Does He understand the agony and grief of the soul? The cost and the pain of love. God sent his only Son into … Continue reading Poem on the Pain of Love