A new study finds that ritual enhances the flavour of food. In fact, it can enhance many of the moments of life.
Antonia discovers with her daughter that “church” is more than going to church.
A humdrum trip to the grocery store reveals a God lurking in nearly every aisle, manifested as neighbour and friend.
So what if I want white wine with beef or red with chicken? Our culture tries to conform to the expectations and the “supposed-to’s” of the status quo. Are we trying to be something we’re not?
Saint Ignatius gives pray-ers a tip for gaining “spiritual relish”. Perhaps it can be considered a condiment for your prayer. Spread it thick!
Have you noticed how many kinds and colours of fruits and vegetables there are? Our God is a god of the land. The natural world, the farms, the plants, are “thin” spaces where we can find God.
Stumptown coffee takes care in the product it produces. It’s a craft. Whether they realise it or not the folks at Stumptown glorify God because all work can glorify God. Is our work done with such attention and care?
Saint Ignatius knew our human tendencies well. He was a lover of the world and fell easily into lust and vanity. The pulls he felt toward such things he called […]
The other day I saw a tease on the front page of the New York Times that pointed to an article about the Buddhist practice of mindful eating, paying attention to each bite you take, meditating on its texture, relishing it, and considering how it got to your table. “Isn’t […]