Be Not Afraid

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Be Not Afraid (Of Bums and Rocky Movies)

*This is the fourth entry in my series “Be Not Afraid,” in which we quest for the mystery and identity of the human person. Well, anyone who watches TV (so, most Americans) has probably seen the previews for “Creed,” a new movie which continues the saga which began decades ago with the movie “Rocky.” Are […]

GK Chesterton

Be Not Afraid (III): Two Ways Home

“There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there.” With these words, G.K. Chesterton begins The Everlasting Man, a book about his view of the relationship between world history and the Incarnation. Essentially, Mr. Chesterton is setting out on a quest to discover what precisely Christianity is. These words […]


Be Not Afraid: A Way Forward

Welcome back, friend! I’m glad to see you. Take a seat. Make yourself comfortable. Are your glasses clean? Can I make you a fresh pot of coffee? I’ve spent the last week thinking. I talked a lot about solutions last week. I envisioned us going on a quest, a mission to discover the secret identity […]


Be Not Afraid: The Secret

I have a secret I want to tell you. I’m human. There, I said it. I’m human. A human person, that is. Wait, what? You say you have the same secret? How have we never talked about this before? I’m human. I’m a person. We all walk around all day, humans keeping the secret of […]