Merry Christmas: the story in the world’s heart

Re-blogged from December 24, 2015. The Holy Family in a creche scene in Greccio, Italy, 2014. Photo by Julia Walsh FSPA There is an ancient story that is our common heartbeat. It speaks to us, deeply, quietly and simply; its whispers are heard in the rhythms of our ordinary lives, in between the rushing activityContinue reading “Merry Christmas: the story in the world’s heart”

An act of strange love: How I learned to stop worrying and defy the bomb (part 2)

Guest Blogger, Amy Nee (part 2 of 2 ) (Read part 1) Monday morning I moved from contemplation to action.  As I stood among those trespassing on the construction site, an officer approached, barely in my periphery. “You’re under arrest,” he said, sliding two thin, interlocked, plastic strips over my wrists.  One slipped loose and heContinue reading “An act of strange love: How I learned to stop worrying and defy the bomb (part 2)”

An act of strange love: how I learned to stop worrying and defy the bomb

Guest Blogger, Amy Nee (part 1 of 2) Monday morning, May 2, 2011, on a construction site outsideKansas City, fifty-three men and women stood in a makeshift circle–hands clasped, voices raised.  We were surrounding a truck with two wary workers inside. These men were momentarily delayed from their task of building a factory that willContinue reading “An act of strange love: how I learned to stop worrying and defy the bomb”