That song is such a beautiful, poignant picture of old age and opportunity – a dual reminder that all of us (our parents, loved ones, me, you) will eventually reach our expiration dates, but also that, now, while we’re younger, we have so many chances to touch the lives of others already there.
Posted by Rick Becker on August 25, 2016
It was a striking contrast — the brand-new dorm already filled with brand-new freshmen, and my daughter, the budding medievalist, keeping us connected to our past.
Posted by Rick Becker on August 23, 2016
Your monastery tailor and boot-maker could not waste material.
Words are our materials.
~ Evelyn Waugh
Posted by Rick Becker on August 20, 2016
Whatever misfortune may be your lot, it could only be worse in Milwaukee.
~ National Lampoon, Deteriorata
Posted by Rick Becker on August 10, 2016
The neighbor is not a ‘unit’ in the human collective.
He is ‘someone’ who by his known origins deserves
particular attention and respect (CCC 2212).
Posted by Rick Becker on August 4, 2016
Put not your trust in princes (Ps 146.3).
Posted by Rick Becker on August 1, 2016
There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war—at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
~ Daniel J. Berrigan, S.J.
Posted by Rick Becker on July 30, 2016
“No ending is final. Whatever is truly right can’t be conquered forever.”
Posted by Rick Becker on July 25, 2016
When you have kids, all plans are tentative.
~ Tim Roemer
Posted by Rick Becker on July 22, 2016
They may have only those books
which are necessary for their religious exercises.
~ The Rule of St. Francis (1221)
Posted by Rick Becker on July 17, 2016