Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
Recently I heard a homily in which the priest shared that he and his brethren are generally instructed by their superiors not to say anything that will disturb people. I almost wept. If we’re not here to be disturbed, to be challenged, to be called higher, what are we here for?
Madeline L’Engle, beloved writer of such children’s classics as A Wrinkle in Time, once observed: “We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it.”
So invite us to consider whether we are showing the world a “lovely light,” or in fact any light at all.
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