Reborn, a reflection

Reborn, a reflection

By Gerald Thomas In Elegy for Iris, John Bayley chronicles the toll Alzheimer’s disease takes on his wife, Iris Murdoch: The power of concentration has gone, along with the dignity to form coherent sentences and to remember where she is, or has been. She does not know...
Agency and the Serenity Prayer

Agency and the Serenity Prayer

By Francis Rivers God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time,...
Love Mercy: An Act of Grace

Love Mercy: An Act of Grace

    By Helena Epstein When I hear the words “love mercy,” my initial instinct is one of pride. Who doesn’t love Mercy? Mercy is shown in acts of heroism and reconciliation and restoration. It is quiet gestures of care and attention to friends or...