Begging at the Beautiful Gate

As I write this reflection, we are still basking in the afterglow of the Resurrection. The Church in this Easter octave rejoices in the temple of the Lord’s own body, raised up and made glorious for us to behold. But this temple is not yet seen by all. The rising of Jesus has not kept some from still falling into doubt. Some continue to ask for proof. Some, also, lie just outside this glorious portal…

Stumbling on the Way of Beauty

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring It was a signature grace for me to teach for the first time this summer a new elective course for the Theology of the Body Institute; The Way of Beauty. This was a week…