We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: "power."
Is it possible for two 12-year-olds to retain their innocence in a place like Auschwitz?
Martha Nussbaum says we don't. She's wrong.
What is forgiveness, and is it always possible? Are there times when it is unwise? Is it even feasible when someone refuses to repent? These are some of the questions James Voiss takes up in his astute analysis of forgiveness.
One day, as I considered my routine of pills and naps and exercises, I saw that it is not unlike praying the hours.
Some suggest the tragedy in Charleston would have been averted if Pastor Clementa Pinckney had been carrying a gun. The victims' families showed us another way.
When Jeanne Bishop learned of her sister's murder, she found herself saying aloud, "I don't want to hate anybody."
Two recent books testify to the difficult but hopeful work of forgiving in the most trying circumstances.
"Let it all out," I said. What came out was this: "I hate that man for having what I don't have. Why can't I smile with that kind of joy?"