Breathing-A Meditation for Lent Day 38


The poets, along with the prophets, urge us to breathe, really breathe. For it is only in breathing and being aware of our breaths, that we become truly mindful of our bodies and the bodies of all those around us. We know we are alive through that mutual breath. We know the others are too. Being alive together, breathing the same air unites us, as nothing else does. And if we all share the same breath, do we not all share the same life?

My Family and Friends: Why They Voted For Trump


Two weeks ago, 61,900,000 people for voted for Donald Trump. I was not among them. Like 64,000,000 others, I cast my vote for Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton received the majority of votes, but to the consternation of her voters, she lost anyway, due to the USA’s Electoral College system, which is less concerned with absolute … Continue reading My Family and Friends: Why They Voted For Trump

Why You Can’t Have Hell and a Loving God — john pavlovitz


(Note: I will sometimes use the pronoun He for God here, to reflect the story as told to me as a child and throughout my formative years. – John) I grew-up believing that God was love; that this loving God formed me in my mother’s womb in this loving God’s image and for this loving … Continue reading Why You Can’t Have Hell and a Loving God — john pavlovitz

Unimaginable Grace


In the beginning was The Logos and The Logos was with God and The Logos was God.-The Gospel According to St. John 1:1. In one of the most difficult and powerful passages in the Western spiritual canon, St. John the Gospeller wrote those mysterious words. They have been fought over, wrestled with, mocked, twisted and, … Continue reading Unimaginable Grace

Donald Trump is the Perfect American Presidential Candidate


Donald Trump is the perfect American presidential candidate.  I write that without irony, for I mean it sincerely. He is perfect for us because of his perfectly American values. He does not so much reflect those values as he does incarnate them: he is Very American of Very American, as St. Athanasius might have written, … Continue reading Donald Trump is the Perfect American Presidential Candidate

Epic Fail: The (Relatively Short) Confessions of an Insurance Company Chairman


Controversy When Barack Obama was running for President, I was excited about his proposal for health care reform. He was committed to a goal of universal coverage, setting some ground rules at the national level for the messy state-regulated health insurance markets, a massive expansion of Medicaid/SCHIP coverage for folks who made too much to … Continue reading Epic Fail: The (Relatively Short) Confessions of an Insurance Company Chairman