Cups and Crosses

To sing is to pray twice. Abridgment of Augustine of Hippo’s, “In praise, there is the speaking forth of one confessing; in singing, the affection of one loving.” in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Bach wrote a coffee cantata, some of which he repurposed for his Matthew Passion. Coffee and suffering bound by melody.Continue reading “Cups and Crosses”

Kindness

From a rather selfish notion of sharing an isolation stroll with a little-known-about neighbour: a well-spring of kindness. Simple check-in messages. Daily pre-work power walks for processing. Meal exchanges. Shopping arrangements. A WiFi password. A washing machine. Paper for origami. In the shape of responsive kindnesses, belonging has settled in ‘next door’—and there’s room forContinue reading “Kindness”

Opening Up

All address, no doubt, contains at least silently these words: “I pray that you will listen to me.” Jean-Luc Nancy in Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity We all advertise, and each advert is an advent. We compose ourselves for others. No matter if such composition is online or in real life: the only difference betweenContinue reading “Opening Up”