Note to My Readers: from mid-June to mid-August (6/18 - 8/20), I will be taking a summer break from posting new articles for my Thursday and Friday slots. This will only affect my Thursday series on the global growth of Christianity, and my Friday series, the "Theological Bestiary" of birds, both of which will resume in late August. During the summer, I'll be dusting off some of my best essays from the first few years of this blog (a decade ago), as well as my verse play "Thus Ends the World," and re-posting them in the Thursday and Friday slots. All other weekdays will continue to feature new material throughout the summer.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Quote of the Week
"The rose which here on earth is now perceived by me
Has blossomed thus in God from all eternity."
- Angelus Silesius, from his book of devotional couplets, The Cherubinic Wanderer
(Painting: "Roses of Vargemont," by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1882)