Sunday, August 7, 2016

A Random Assortment

~ "The Stranger Guest: The Literature of Pregnancy and New Motherhood"--wonderful! Via MSI

~ On working with TSE.

~ Podcast (in part) about Geel.

~ Really excellent piece about approaching disability through acceptance, rather than by attempting to "fix" the person. (This builds on the Geel podcast.)

~ The homily from the funeral mass of the murdered priest:

Evil is a mystery. It culminates in horrific moments that takes us beyond what is human. Is not that what you meant, Jacques, with your last words? You fell to the ground after the first stab; you tried to push your attacker with your feet, and you said, “Go away, Satan.” Again you said, “Begone, Satan.” In this you expressed your faith in humanity, created good, but gripped by the devil. 
“Jesus healed all who were oppressed by the devil,” says the Gospel. 
This is not to excuse the murderers — those who make a pact with the devil! But we must uphold with Jesus that every man, every woman, every human person can change his heart with His grace. This is how we make ours the worlds of Jesus even as they may seem beyond our strength today, “Well! I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

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