We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: "silence."
We seem to always want something—anything—to happen. This has implications for the life of prayer.
Richard Rohr and Jon Sweeney, authors of two new books on St. Francis, would be united in their advice to us: forget the statue with the birds.
What is it about Western culture that makes it so difficult to taste God? Why would we rather prove propositions than experience the holy?
All deserts are silent, harsh and beautiful. Sinai adds its history of God’s dealings with humanity. It’s a holy place where the veil is lifted.