Day Bidet #56

May be an image of child, outdoors and text

Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart:

  1. “[T]he regular sharing of food was fundamental to the common life of the first Christian communities.”
  2. “We have to live with Corona, it will always be with us. Biannual boosters for the entire population will not solve anything. … The vaccines are, at best, a solution for the elderly and the vulnerable only. Everyone will get Corona, even the vaccinated, and children need to get it while they are still young and while it poses no risk to them. In this way, SARS-2 will become an unimportant virus in the coming years.” (Related. Related.)
  3. Christian environmentalism. (Related! Related—perhaps not for the faint of heart. Related: Why does no one ever talk about this?)
  4. “[T]each them to respect and understand the modern world—frankly patronize it—and they will sympathize with its suffering…. This sympathy will prevent it from seducing them.” (Somewhat related.)
  5. A good overview. (Related.)
  6. Clown World. Clown World. Clown World (language warning). Clown World. Clown World. Clown World. And of course Clown World has real-world consequences—both near and far. (Life and beauty are fragile! And evil is opposed to both.) But still—lest we forget!—a remarkable (and remarkably diverse) world.
  7. “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice.”

More:

“[S]unlight exposure to the skin (and eyes) of mice or humans increases mating behavior, & the perception of others’ smell as more attractive, and to aggression.”

“Like the pirates with the Jolly Roger, Christians also live under a sign of death. The sign of the cross.” (Related: “Some people ask nowadays what kind of a religion it is that chooses an instrument of torture for its symbol, as if the cross on churches must represent some kind of endorsement. The answer is: one that takes the existence of suffering seriously.”)

R E T V R N T O T R A D I T I O N. (Related.)

Miroslav Volf: “Our call is to align how we engage in our many callings with our one, most basic calling: to be ‘Christs’ in the world.”

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