Monday, January 7, 2013


The author of the Imitation said with great acuteness that "the fewer there be who follow the way to heaven, the harder that way is to find"—and, he might have added, the harder to follow.  Albert Jay Nock, "A Cultural Forecast," On Doing the Right Thing and other essays, 1928, p. 92
So I think that one will not find salvation by looking for it, but only by trying to imitate Noriko Hirayama in the particular events of one's life.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday, October 24, 2009


If suffering in purgatory brings us closer to heaven, so should suffering on earth.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Love of neighbor is love of God's creation.


Since God knows us better than we know ourselves, we should not fear what he asks of us.


We are examples, though not always good examples, of something Great.