An Invitation from a Babbling Brook: Focus on Speech and Silence

A few weeks into the new year, I check the liturgical calendar for Ash Wednesday's date and begin pondering a focus for Lent. Though the Lenten season feels long and challenging, I've gradually come to love the season famous for “giving something up.” Why do I love Lent, with its penitential preparation for Holy Week … Continue reading An Invitation from a Babbling Brook: Focus on Speech and Silence

For a Time of Transition: 3 Versions of the Litany of Humility in Song

The transition of presidential power is always a fascinating phenomenon, one I've watched on television since I was a child. Winners and losers are called upon to behave well, and in general on such a historic day, they do their best. We watch, commentators comment, and life for little people goes on. We've seen the … Continue reading For a Time of Transition: 3 Versions of the Litany of Humility in Song